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The History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, accessible take on Australian history. It explores both well- and little-known stories through the objects of the time and the people who made and owned them.

The History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, accessible take on Australian history. It explores both well- and little-known stories through the objects of the time and the people who made and owned them.

Some stories are of pivotal moments in Australia’s past, including the Rum Rebellion, World War I, Federation and the birth of the Native Title Act. And yet sometimes these big events are most powerfully told through a small object belonging to someone long forgotten: a gold locket, a boomerang, a cup and saucer from the Country Women’s Association.

Former Rolling Stone editor Toby Creswell takes each object as a starting point to tell the stories that make up our national history, exploring and celebrating key technological, social, political, artistic and sporting moments. From Ned Kelly's armour to Henry Lawson's pen and Julia Gillard's glasses, Creswell’s objects are sometimes iconic, sometimes unexpected and quirky; but the mix creates a compelling, multi-layered story.

'Through these often simple yet emotionally charged items, Toby Creswell makes history thrillingly immediate.' The Sydney Morning Herald
'Dip in, dip out, or read right through this treasure trove.' Australian Women's Weekly

Reviews

Dip in, dip out, or read right through this treasure trove.

Leila McKinnon, Australian Women's Weekly

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670077892

    August 29, 2016

    Viking

    432 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • EBook

    9781743483794

    August 29, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    432 pages

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