Talk:History of Australia since 1945

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I think this would flow better if we did it chronologically, rather than on individual issues.

I was thinking perhaps:

  • Postwar Australia
  • The Sixties and Vietnam
  • The Whitlam era
  • Hawke, Keating and economic reform
  • and then something for the last decade

Any thoughts? Rebecca 05:37, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Sounds good. --Robert Merkel 07:21, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

From history after 1901[edit]

These references were given on the History of Australia since 1901, it's unclear if they were actually used to write the article, however they may be useful to expand this and the after 1945 article.--Peta 02:47, 18 July 2006 (UTC)



  • Kenneth A. MacKirdy, "Australia" in Robin W. Winks; ed. The Historiography of the British Empire-Commonwealth: Trends, Interpretations and Resources Duke University Press. 1966. pp 144-73, detailed historiography
  • W. David McIntyre, "Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands" in Judith M. Brown and William Roger Louis, eds; The Oxford History of the British Empire. Volume: 4: The Twentieth Century Oxford University Press 1998, pp 667-92
  • Geoffrey Blainey. The Rush that Never Ended: A History of Australian Mining (Melbourne, 1963).
  • G. C. Bolton, The Oxford History of Australia, Vol. V, 1942-1988: The Middle Way (Melbourne, 1990).
  • Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee (eds), A People's History of Australia 4 vol McPhee Gribble/Penguin, Melbourne, 1988
  • Hilary Carey, Believing in Australia: A Cultural History of Religions (Sydney: Allen&Unwin, 1996),
  • Charles Manning Hope Clark, History of Australia 6 vol (Melbourne University Press, 1962, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1981, and 1987)
  • Frank G. Clarke, Australia: A Concise Political and Social History (Sydney: Harcourt Brace, 1992)
  • Frank G. Clarke; The History of Australia Greenwood Press. 2002
  • Roger Covell, Australia’s Music: Themes of a New Society (Melbourne: Sun Books, 1967)
  • Leslie Finlay Crisp, Australian Federal Labour Party, 1901-1951 (London, 1955)
  • F. K. Crowley; Australia's Western Third: A History of Western Australia from the First Settlements to Modern Times 1960
  • David Day, Claiming a Continent: A New History of Australia (Sydney: HarperCollins, 2001)
  • Steve Dowrick, Riaz Hassan, Ian Mcallister, eds; The Cambridge Handbook of the Social Sciences in Australia Cambridge University Press. 2003
  • Ulrich Ellis, A History of the Australian Country Party (Melbourne, 1963).
  • Brian C. Fitzpatrick, The British Empire in Australia: An Economic History, 1834-1939 (Melbourne, 1941)
  • Lyndhurst Folkine Giblin, The Growth of a Central Bank: The Development of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 1924-1945 (1951)
  • Henry Mackenzie Green, History of Australian Literature: Pure and Applied 2 vol (Sydney, 1961)
  • William Keith Hancock, Australia (London, 1930)
  • Paul Hasluck, Government and the People, 1939-1942 (Canberra, 1952).
  • Leonie Kramer, ed., The Oxford History of Australian Literature (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1981).
  • Stuart MacIntyre, The Oxford History of Australia, Vol. IV, 1901-1942: The Succeeding Age (Melbourne, 1986).
  • David P. Mellor, The Role of Science and Industry (1958), in WW2.
  • John Rickard, Australia: A Cultural History (Harlow: Longman, 1988)
  • Tim Rowse, Australian Liberalism and National Character (Malmsbury: Kibble Books, 1978).
  • Russell Ward, A Nation for a Continent: The History of Australia, 1901-1975 (Richmond, 1988).
  • A. T. Yarwood and M. J. Knowling, Race Relations in Australia: A History (Sydney: Methuen, 1982)

Specialized academic studies[edit]

Military and Naval[edit]

Web References[edit]

  1. Sydney "Sydney, nsw shelled by a japanese submarine on 8 june 1942". Peter Dunn's Australia at War. 31 October 2000. Retrieved 2006-02-25. 

Primary sources[edit]

POV concerning Kerr´s Cur[edit]

In view of what is known about US intervention in Aust. politics against the ALP government at this time (key words: ASIO, Shackley Telegram, Marshall Green, etc.) based on facts which have become known 1972-2006 the following quote in chevrons is massive,biassed, and conservative ie Capital-friendly distortion: <<Whitlam's radical and imperious style eventually alienated many voters, and — after a series of ministerial scandals in 1975 — the Senate for the first time used its constitutional powers to block the government's budget. When Whitlam refused to back down, the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, dismissed him on 11 November.>>

History of Australia 1945-2000[edit]

I think it is about time this was done, the 20th Century is well and truly over there needs to be a new article called "History of Australia since 2001" So much has happenend since the beginning of this century: The 9/11 attacks which invoke the ANZUS treaty for the first time The Afghanistan war (Australia's longest war) Bali Bombings Howard Era Mining Boom Iraq War Dozens of major natural disasters Apology to the Stolen Generations and Forced Adoption Late 2000s Financial crisis First Female Prime Minister And more --Collingwood26 (talk) 11:34, 17 May 2013 (UTC)