Front Pages That Shaped Australia (Lifetime)

Front Pages That Shaped Australia (Lifetime)

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Author: Stephen Gapps

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 352


Spanning nearly 400 years, Front Pages that Shaped Australia brings together 100 'news' stories that illuminate the key moments in australia's evolution. Dr Stephen Gapps' wide-ranging and stimulating compilation of front pages, graphics and headlines takes a broad view on what constitutes headline news. In 1647 came perhaps the first headline of events on Australian shores the published account of murder and mutiny among the passengers and crew of the Batavia, shipwrecked on the Western Australian coast. The history of newspapers in Australia began in 1803 with the publication of the plain first issue of The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, offering information on government orders and proclamations, notices of births, deaths and marriages, shipping news, 'news from abroad' and local events. Front Pages that Shaped Australia follows the evolution of newspapers, and of Australian history, decade by decade, up to the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009. This compilation acknowledges that the perception of importance changes over time often news that was of huge significance to contemporary readers, such as the 1836 opening of the Lansdowne Bridge in Sydney's south, has long since been relegated to the margins of history. In understanding the events that forged our nation, such stories are as revealing as the enduring headlines that still resonate in the nation's consciousness, for example, the 1838 Massacre at Myall Creek. Lavishly illustrated with facsimile newspaper pages and supporting images, Front Pages that Shaped Austalia provides an entertaining and informative context for understanding the formation of modern Australian society. Front Pages that Shaped Australia also features The 1854 report of events at Eureka Stockade in the Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer The 1930 headlines of The Sydney Mail on Amy Johnson's flight from England to Australia The 1992 Sydney Morning Herald report on the Mabo case
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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: Stephen Gapps

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 352


Spanning nearly 400 years, Front Pages that Shaped Australia brings together 100 'news' stories that illuminate the key moments in australia's evolution. Dr Stephen Gapps' wide-ranging and stimulating compilation of front pages, graphics and headlines takes a broad view on what constitutes headline news. In 1647 came perhaps the first headline of events on Australian shores the published account of murder and mutiny among the passengers and crew of the Batavia, shipwrecked on the Western Australian coast. The history of newspapers in Australia began in 1803 with the publication of the plain first issue of The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, offering information on government orders and proclamations, notices of births, deaths and marriages, shipping news, 'news from abroad' and local events. Front Pages that Shaped Australia follows the evolution of newspapers, and of Australian history, decade by decade, up to the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009. This compilation acknowledges that the perception of importance changes over time often news that was of huge significance to contemporary readers, such as the 1836 opening of the Lansdowne Bridge in Sydney's south, has long since been relegated to the margins of history. In understanding the events that forged our nation, such stories are as revealing as the enduring headlines that still resonate in the nation's consciousness, for example, the 1838 Massacre at Myall Creek. Lavishly illustrated with facsimile newspaper pages and supporting images, Front Pages that Shaped Austalia provides an entertaining and informative context for understanding the formation of modern Australian society. Front Pages that Shaped Australia also features The 1854 report of events at Eureka Stockade in the Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer The 1930 headlines of The Sydney Mail on Amy Johnson's flight from England to Australia The 1992 Sydney Morning Herald report on the Mabo case
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