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By Geoffrey Blainey

A heritage of Victoria is a full of life account of the folks, areas and occasions that experience formed Victoria, from the arriving of the 1st Aboriginal peoples via to the current day. In his inimitable type, Geoffrey Blainey considers Victoria's transformation from rural nation to city society. He speculates at the contrasts among Melbourne and Sydney, and describes formative occasions in Victoria's historical past, together with the exploits of Ned Kelly, the increase of Australian soccer and the Olympics of 1956. Melbourne's most modern inhabitants growth, sprawling suburbs and increasing ethnic groups are explored. Blainey additionally casts mild on Victoria's fresh political heritage. This version good points sections at the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, the top of the drought and the debate surrounding the Wonthaggi desalination plant. New illustrations, images and maps improve the narrative. Written by way of certainly one of Australia's best historians, this ebook deals impressive perception into Victoria's detailed place inside Australian history.

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