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Environmental History of Australia: From Deep Time to Today - Volume 1 (First Australians to 1901), An

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An Environmental History of Australia: From Deep Time to Today – Volume 1 (First Australians to 1901) is a 305-page book designed to help students in Years 10–12 explore the interactions between humans and their environments in Australia.

Volume 1 (First Australians to 1901) covers Australia from Deep Time to 1901 looking at the contrast between Aboriginal attitudes to – and management of – the environment and those of the Europeans after 1788.

Contents (Volume 1):

  1. The Origins of Australia
  2. Aboriginal Australia c.65,000/45,000 years ago–1787
  3. The Start of a Europeanised Australia 1788–1830
  4. The First Pastoral Expansion 1830–1850
  5. The Impacts of Gold 1851–1860
  6. The Europeanisation of the Environment Intensifies 1860–1900
  7. Creating the Urban Environment 1850–1900
  8. Being 'Australian' and the Environment 1901
  9. People and Environment 1787 and 1901: Change and Continuity, Cause and Effect


  • Written to complement the 2022–2026 VCE History Study Design (Units 3 & 4 Australian History [From custodianship to the Anthropocene (60,000 BCE–2010)])
  • Up-to-date knowledge
  • A clear factual narrative
  • Key document extracts
  • Colour images
  • Maps and graphs
  • Tables
  • Critical evaluations of existing resources
  • Analysis of varying perspectives, attitudes, values and ideas
  • Supplementary website of teaching strategies and updates (to be developed, as of May 2022)

Volume 2 (to be released later in 2022) will cover from 1901 to today, with a focus on the development of environmental awareness, changing attitudes and movements for change.

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