Sydney

Autore: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Editore: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN:
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A study of Australia's oldest city, Sydney, describes the city, its landmarks, its appetites, and its character--from its colonial beginnings to its becoming the host city of the 2000 Olympics.

Above Sydney

Autore: George Hall
Editore:
ISBN: 9781863026581
Grandezza: 18,74 MB
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Sydney Harbour

Autore: Ian Hoskins
Editore: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921410167
Grandezza: 30,95 MB
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Ambitious and wide-ranging, this sweeping history of one of the world’s most recognized landmarks explores every aspect of Sydney Harbor through studies of its natural, human, and cultural history. Revealing why Sydney Harbor has been a defining element for the people who have lived around it since the time of the harbor clans, this volume examines the icon as a means of communication; a barrier; a resource to be exploited; and a place of beauty, spirit, and meaning. By chronicling the story of the waterway from the time of the first aboriginal communities and detailing contemporary debates about the future of the working harbor, this comprehensive account outlines the important interactions between the glittering harbor and the people who inhabited and shaped it.

Sydney

Autore: John Connell
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195507485
Grandezza: 80,66 MB
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Sydney is increasingly a global city, linked to Asia by migration and international corporations, and growing tourist numbers, from traditional Bondi Beach to the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and leading up to the Millennium Olympics. This book is the first contemporary overview of this exciting city, tracing the history of change from the existing physical contours, and natural hazards, to the cosmopolitan multicultural city of diverse ethnic spaces. It traces the planning issues, from environmental management to high rise building and urban consolidation, reviews the dynamic economic base, from agricultural markets to financial services, and examines spatial diversity in health, housing and amongst the real or mythical western suburbs. It examines the way in which Sydney has been seen with respect to art, literature and music, and seeks to chart its destiny into the next millennium.

The Picture Of Sydney And Strangers Guide In New South Wales For 1838 Etc

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Literary Sydney

Autore: Jill Dimond
Editore: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702231506
Grandezza: 44,22 MB
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Explore Sydney's many famous literary landmarks and visit the haunts of writers as diverse as: Joseph Conrad; Patrick White; D.H. Lawrence; Christina Stead; Peter Carey; David Malouf; Germain Greer; Frank Moorhouse; Kylie Tennant; Kennet Slessor; John Tranter; Marjorie Barnard; David Williamson; Dymphna Cusack; Murray Bail; Drusilla Modjeska; Kate Grenville; Dorothy Hewitt and more ...

Challenge And Transformation

Autore: Katherine J. Goodnow
Editore: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9789232028167
Grandezza: 52,71 MB
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Combining the perspectives of 18 international scholars from Europe and the United States with a critical discussion of the role of culture in international relations, this volume introduces recent trends in the study of Culture and International History. It systematically explores the cultural dimension of international history, mapping existing approaches and conceptual lenses for the study of cultural factors and thus hopes to sharpen the awareness for the cultural approach to international history among both American and non-American scholars. The first part provides a methodological introduction, explores the cultural underpinnings of foreign policy, and the role of culture in international affairs by reviewing the historiography and examining the meaning of the word culture in the context of foreign relations. In the second part, contributors analyze culture as a tool of foreign policy. They demonstrate how culture was instrumentalized for diplomatic goals and purposes in different historical periods and world regions. The essays in the third part expand the state-centered view and retrace informal cultural relations among nations and peoples. This exploration of non-state cultural interaction focuses on the role of science, art, religion, and tourism. The fourth part collects the findings and arguments of part one, two, and three to define a roadmap for further scholarly inquiry. A group of" commentators" survey the preceding essays, place them into a larger research context, and address the question "Where do we go from here?" The last and fifth part presents a selection of primary sources along with individual comments highlighting a new genre of resources scholars interested in culture and international relations can consult.

The French Explorers And Sydney

Autore: Colin Dyer
Editore: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702243434
Grandezza: 12,28 MB
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Featuring previously unpublished translations, this insightful volume of journals and records from seven expeditions of French exploration between 1788 and 1831 documents the early years of Sydney. These revealing accounts present intimate details of the everyday lives at all levels of society, from governors' parties to convict labor. The cultural observations and outsider perspectives on the new British colony and its leading citizens is surprising and engaging, simultaneously painting a vivid picture of early Australia, British colonial history, and the interests of pivotal French explorers such as Freycinet, Laperouse, and Bouganville.

30 Days In Sydney

Autore: Peter Carey
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608192385
Grandezza: 72,35 MB
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After living abroad for years, novelist Peter Carey returns home to Sydney and attempts to capture its character with the help of his old friends, drawing the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and rediscovery as bracing as the southerly buster that sometimes batters Sydney's shores. Famous sights such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all take on a strange new intensity when exposed to the penetrating gaze of the author and his friends.

Destiny In Sydney

Autore: D. Manning Richards
Editore: Aries Books
ISBN: 0984541004
Grandezza: 72,67 MB
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DESTINY IN SYDNEY is an epic, multicultural novel of convicts, Aborigines, and Chinese embroiled in the birth of Sydney, Australia. Adventurous and opportunistic, Scottish marine Lieutenant Nathaniel Armstrong is in charge of convicts on one of eleven ships sent in 1787 on a perilous voyage from England to the other side of the world to establish a British penal colony. He lusts after fiery Irish convict Moira O Keeffe and surprises himself when he falls in love with her. Together they nearly starve in Sydney Cove while learning to farm the harsh land and deal with the Aborigines, whose lot is disease and unequal warfare. Armstrong descendants deny their convict heritage and oppose the Chinese who come for the gold rush. Three Fong brothers suffer violence and despair as they fight to forge a place for themselves. Duncan Armstrong, rich and powerful, helps pass the White Australia Policy in 1901 to keep out the Chinese, while his cousin Eleanor works for women s suffrage and a fair go for the Aborigines. Impeccably researched, this gripping dramatization of the true history of Sydney, Australia, is drawn from the writings of Australian leaders, soldiers, explorers, and settlers. Richards has mined Australian history for its action-adventure and applied his incomparable storytelling skills for a powerful, fast-paced read. The sequel novel A GIFT OF SYDNEY, available in late 2013, will continue the story of the Armstrongs and Fongs, and add the Hudson Aboriginal family, ending with the Summer Olympic Games held in Sydney in the year 2000.