A successful attempt to bring Australian history to the man-in-the-street, from the discovery by Cook to 1955.  Explorers’ adventures, the Rum Rebellion, the Golden Age, bushrangers, the birth of the Commonwealth,  The Anzacs, the building of Sydney Harbour Bridge and much  more is covered in a very readable style and is illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, reproductions of art works famous and little-known, and newspaper articles of the day. Errata slip on contents page.