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The Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's History





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Geoffrey Blainey has captured the atmosphere of early Australia and has set about to examine the two factors, isolation and distance, which have helped shape Australia's history, influenced the country's development and will continue to mould its future. Australia was not only isolated from the rest of the world, but struggled against hardships caused by tenuous internal connections linking scattered coastal towns and lonely isolated settlements. When the first edition of "The Tyranny of Distance" appeared in 1966 the critics were unanimous in their praise, "tyranny of distance" became a phrase in Australian English to describe the phenomena of which Blainey wrote. This long-awaited revised edition brings Australia's unusual history up to date.

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