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Main Title: What if? : Australian history as it might have been / edited by Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer. Book Cover
Author: Macintyre, Stuart, 1947-, editor.
Scalmer, Sean.
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing,
Collation: viii, 293 p. : paperback ; 24 cm.
Summary: Introduction / Sean Scalmer -- What if Tasmania had become French? / Jim Davidson -- What if Alfred Deakin had made a declaration of Australian independence? / Marilyn Lake -- What if Federation had failed in 1900? / Helen Irving -- What if New South Wale s had not paid parliamentarians until after Federation? / Frank Bongiorno -- What if the federal government had created a model Aboriginal state? / Tim Rowse -- What if Australia's baptism of fire had occurred at the Cocos Islands? / Stuart McIntyre -- What if Whitlam had won another opportunity to implement his program? / James Walter -- What if there had been a school of figure painting in colonial Sydney? / Virginia Spate -- What if Aborigines had never been assimilated? / Peter Read -- What if the attempted assassination of Arthur Calwell had been successful? / Sean Scalmer -- What if the northern rivers had been turned inland? / Tom Griffiths and Tim Sherratt -- What if a men's movement had triumphed in the 1970s? / Ann Curthoys.

In the same vein as the Robert Cowley book on British hypothetical histories, What if asks the same questions about Australia's past. Leading Australian historians including Stuart Macintyre, presents counterfactual history.
Subject: Historiography.
Imaginary histories.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780522851748 : 0522851746 :
"Australian history as it might have been"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references: (p. 272-287) and index. Title page missing.
Added Title: What if? Australia became a republic in 1908? The French had colonised Tasmania? Whitlam had stayed?
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 994 MAC Available