Black Kettle and Full Moon: Daily Life in a Vanished Australia

Author(s): Geoffrey Blainey

Australian Non-Fiction

In this bestselling book master story-teller Geoffrey Blainey takes us on an absorbing guided tour of a vanished Australia. Covering the years from the first gold rush to World War I, Blainey paints a fascinating picture of how our forebears lived - in the outback, in towns and cities, at sea and on land.


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Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. He has written some 36 full-length books including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, Black Kettle and Full Moon, A Short History of the 20th Century, Sea of Dangers, A Short History of Christianity and the best-selling A Short History of the World. Professor Blainey held chairs in economic history and then in plain history at the University of Melbourne for 21 years. He was a delegate to the 1998 Constitutional Convention and also chaired various Commonwealth government bodies, including the Australia Council, the Literature Board, the Australia-China Council, and the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. He is one of the few Australians whose biography appears in Encyclopaedia Britannica.

General Fields

  • : 9780143002666
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : August 2004
  • : 230mm X mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Geoffrey Blainey
  • : Paperback
  • : 8-Oct
  • : 994
  • : 504
  • : World history: c 1750 to c 1900; Social & cultural history