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Dragon & kangaroo: Australia and China's shared history from the goldfields to the present day / Robert Macklin.

Dragon & kangaroo: Australia and China's shared history from the goldfields to the present day / Robert Macklin.

The fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined history from colonial times to today. Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from well before the time of Captain Cook - trading with northern Australia long before Europeans came here - right through to the present day, with Chinese activities ranging from being the main customer for our iron ore, to their very extensive intelligence operations here. Robert Macklin, bestselling and critically acclaimed author of HAMILTON HUME and DARK PARADISE, has traced a new history of the two nations. Macklin's engrossing narrative reaches from pre-colonial times, to John Macarthur's 'coolie' shepherds, the only Chinese bushranger, Sam Pu, and the multiple atrocities committed against the Chinese in the gold rush; through to the 20th century, where the two Australians - 'Morrison of Peking' and William Donald - played a significant role in the downfall of the last Chinese emperor and the creation of the first republic, before World War II and decades of Cold War brinkmanship; to our current economic bonds and Australia's role in the dangerous geopolitics of the South China Sea. DRAGON AND KANGAROO is an absorbing account of a vastly underestimated part of Australia's story: this is our shared history, from an immensely important - and entirely new - angle.

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21 May 2018 200297377 LP MACK
Large Print   Narooma . . Available .  
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Shelf Location LP MACK
Author Macklin, Robert, 1941-
Title Dragon & kangaroo Australia and China's shared history from the goldfields to the present day / Robert Macklin.
Alternate Titles Dragon and kangaroo
Publication Details [Strawberry Hills, NSW] : ReadHowYouWant, [2018]
©2017
Description xii, 594 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series Read how you want 16
Notes Copyright page from the original book.
Optimized reading formats.
Set in 12 pt. Dyslexie.
The fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined history from colonial times to today. Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from well before the time of Captain Cook - trading with northern Australia long before Europeans came here - right through to the present day, with Chinese activities ranging from being the main customer for our iron ore, to their very extensive intelligence operations here. Robert Macklin, bestselling and critically acclaimed author of HAMILTON HUME and DARK PARADISE, has traced a new history of the two nations. Macklin's engrossing narrative reaches from pre-colonial times, to John Macarthur's 'coolie' shepherds, the only Chinese bushranger, Sam Pu, and the multiple atrocities committed against the Chinese in the gold rush; through to the 20th century, where the two Australians - 'Morrison of Peking' and William Donald - played a significant role in the downfall of the last Chinese emperor and the creation of the first republic, before World War II and decades of Cold War brinkmanship; to our current economic bonds and Australia's role in the dangerous geopolitics of the South China Sea. DRAGON AND KANGAROO is an absorbing account of a vastly underestimated part of Australia's story: this is our shared history, from an immensely important - and entirely new - angle.
Subject Chinese -- Australia -- History
Chinese -- Australia -- Social conditions
Australians -- China -- History
Australians -- China -- Social conditions
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