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  Front Pages that Shaped Australia: 100 of the Nation's Most Influential Cover Stories 1629-2009
Front Pages that Shaped Australia: 100 of the Nation's Most Influential Cover Stories 1629-2009


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 350 pages
Author: S. Gapps
Year: 2010
Other Data: colour photos, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9781741964660

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Spanning nearly 400 years, 'Front Pages that Shaped Australia' brings together 100 printed news stories that illuminate key moments in our nation's past.

Stephen Gapps' wide-ranging throught-provoking collection of newspaper front pages and lead stories - as well as journal entries, posters and cartoons - takes a broad view on what constitutes headline news. While Australia's first traditional format newspapet, The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser appeared in 1803, 'Front Pages that Shaped Australia' begins a century and a half earlier in 1647, with the published account of murder and mutiny among the passengers and crew of the Batavia, shipwrecked on the Western Australian coast.

It then follows the evolution of Australian history through the lens of printed news reports, decade by decade, up to the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009. Each chapter deatures an extended introduction capturing the key developments and themes of the decade, and within the chapters every news story is analysed and placed in the context of the society and politics of the time.

Beautifully illustrated with facsimile newspaper pages and other supporting contemporary images, 'Front Pages that Shaped Australia' provides a fascinating entertaining and informative context for undetstanding the formation of modern Australian society.

Contents:
Introduction
1. Shipwreck: mutiny and massacre - the wreck of the Batavia, 1629
2. The miserablest People - William Dampier on the Australian bush, 1697
3. Agreeable news - Reporting the return of Captain James Cook, 1771
4. Progress made in the settlement - First news of Botany Bay, 1789
5. Journey to the interior - First sightings of new animals, 1798
6. A troublesome sort of fellow - Pemulwuy's guerilla warfare, 1801
7. Information is our only purpose - The first issue of the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 1803
8. The invisible hand of Providence - the man they couldn't hang, 1803
9. Lay down your arms! - the Battle of Vinegar Hill, 1804
10. The Rum Rebellion - Australia's military junta, 1808
11. Tillage and Pasture lands - Across the Blue Mountains with Surveryor George William Evans, 1814
12. The first of a free press - Independant newspapers created in Sydney and Hobart, 1824
13. Equality before the lasw - Governor Arthur's message to the Aborigial people of Van Diemen's Land, 1828
14. European blood has been spilled - Tasmanian politics and the Black Wars, 1828
15. A colonial afterthought - The free colony of Western Australia, 1829
16. There was a wild colonial boy - Bold Jack Donohoe, terror of Sydney Town, 1830
17. Candour, honesty and honour - The first issue of The Sydney Morning Herald, 1831
18. Getting rid of a governor - The recall of Ralph Darling, 1831
19. The war in the west - the death of Yagan, 1833
20. Creating a land rush - Major Mitchell's Australia Felix, 1836
21. An abominable system - An anti-convict tirade, 1835
22. Celebrating a new bridge - The opening of the Landsdowne Bridge, 1836
23. Recording a free colony - South Australia's first newspaper, 1846
24. The chart of advancing civilisation - Second issue of the Melbourne Advertiser, 1838
25. Massacre at Myall Creek - Attacks on Australian Indigenous people, 1838
26. Separation at last! - Victoria becomes a separate colony, 1850
27. Gold fever - Gold discoveries near Bathurst, 1851
28. Evil-disposed persons - The Eureka Stockade, 1854
29. The Continent Crossed - the Burke and Wills expedition, 1860
30. No Chinese - Race riots at Lambing Flat, 1861
31. Triumph of British arms - Australia and the New Zealand Wars, 1863
32. Attempted assassination - Prince Aldred in Sydney, 1868
33. Blackbirding in the Pacific - The trial of the crew of the 'Carl', 1872
34. Desparate encounter - Ned Kelly's last stand at Glenrowan, 1880
35. Idle and depraved - the emergence of the larrikins, 1881
36. Attacked by natives - Early exploration of New Guinea, 1883
37. In aid of empire - Sending troops to the Sudan Wars, 1885
38. Celebrating 100 years - The centenary of settlement, 1888
39. The greatest racehorse of all time - Carbine wins the Melbourne Cup, 1890
40. A disastrous shock - Back crashes and depression, 1893
41. A cinematographie show - The first moving pictures, 1896
42. Pageants and parades - Federation celebrations, 1901
43. The Great White Fleet - The US Navy visits, 1908
44. Spendid conduct and bravery - Anzac forces in the Dardanelles, 1915
45. New from the front - First World War casualty lists, 1916
46. White feathers and yellow streaks - Conscription referendums, 1916-1917
47. Pulled from the monster's jaws - Coogee Beach shark attack, 1922
48. Hooligans take charge - Melbourne riots during a police strike, 1923
49. The hearts of the people - The US fleet visits in earnest, 1925
50. On the north-west frontier - The Forrest River massacre, 1926
51. Smashed and sunk - Grecliffe ferry disaster, 1927
52. Colouring the Truth - Sonny Clay's jaazz band and the White Australia Policy, 1928
53. Heroine of the air - Amy Johnson flies from England to Australia, 1930
54. Bradman breaks all records - Don Bradman in the Ashes, 1930
55. The Maltese Voice in Australia - A foreign-language newspaper, 1930
56. Scullin's somersaults - Breinging down a Labor government, 1931
57. The battle of Union Street - Communists fight police in Newtown, Sydney, 1931
58. Fascists open Sydney's bridge - De Groot and the New Guard, 1932
59. A child of the modern world - Radio sets and new technologies, 1932
60. A great shock to all Australians - the death of Phar Lap, 1932
61. The downfall of 'The Big Fella' - Jack Lang's government dismissed, 1932
62. Just not cricket - the bodyline series, 1932-1933
63. Australia's wild west - Race riots in Kalgoorlie, 1934
64. The greatest Anzac gthering - Commemorating Anzac Day, 1935
65. Black Sunday at Bondi - Mass surg rescues at Bondi Beach, 1938
66. Nothing to do with missionaries - an indigenous newspaper, 1938
67. Black Friday - Deadly bushfires in Victoria, 1939
68. A strong force of Anzacs - Australians and New Zealanders in the battler for Crete, 1941
69. Japanese swarm down - the fall of Singapore, 1942
70. Enemy sumbarines enter harbour - Japanese midget subs attack Sydney, 1942
71. The great freedom of speech crisis - Riots of news censorship, 1944
72. Inhuman barbarities - Japanese war atrocities revealed, 1945
73. Aftermath if war and genocide - Jewish refugees arrive in Australia, 1947
74. Long rule of the Liberals - Liberal Party elected, 1949
75. Montebello to Maralinga - Britain tests nuclear weapons in Australia, 1952
76. They've struck it! - Oil found at Exmouth, 1953
77. Queen steps ashore - the Royal Tour, 1954
78. Russian spy ring in Australia - the Petrov Affair, 1954
79. Power and multiculturalism - the Snowy Mountains Hyrdo-Electric Scheme, 1950s
80. Lithe teenager wins gold - the Melbourne Olympics, 1956
81. One of the great buildings - Designs for the Sydney Opera Hourse revealed, 1957
82. A small group of malcontents - the Bonegilla riots, 1961
83. The brig crush - Riots when the Beatles arrive in Melbourne, 1964
84. Which Johhny goes to war? - Conscription and the national service lottery, 1964
85. Shocking Melbourne - the Shrimp in a mini-skirt at the Spring Racing Carnival, 1965
86.Vote Yes for Aborigines - a referendum to change the Constitution, 1967
87. Whirled out to sea like a leaf - the death of Prime Minister Harold Holt, 1967
88. Bungers versus batons - Anti-apartheid demonstrations at rugby matches, 1971
89. Whitlam takes over - Whitlam Labor government elected, 1972
90. Drunks did it! - the Blue Poles furore, 1973
91. The agony is over - End of the Vietnam War, 1973
92. It's time for reason - dismissal of the Labor government, 1975
93. Destination Darwin - Refugees and boat people, 1977
94. Died on the job - the death of Billy Snedden, 1978
95. The dingo has got my baby - the Azaria Chamerlain case, 1980
96. Yuppie Armageddon - Financial crash, 1987
97. Our ultimate party - Bicentennial celebrations, 1988
98. A new beginning - the Mabo case and land rights for Indigenous Australians, 1992
99. Terrorism strikes home - the Bali bombing, 2002
100. From bushfire to firestorm - Black Saturday bushfires, 2009
Bibliography
Picture Credits
Index


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