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Shaping a Nation

Due to file size, Shaping a Nation is only available as individual chapter files.

  1. Australia and the Australian people (9 MB)
  2. Australia in time and space (13 MB)
  3. Living Australia (6 MB)
  4. Out of Gondwana (10.6 MB)
  5. Old, flat and red—Australia’s distinctive landscape (11 MB)
  6. Living on the edge—waterfront views (8.5 MB)
  7. Groundwater—lifeblood of the continent (10 MB)
  8. Foundations of wealth—Australia’s major mineral provinces (8.5 MB)
  9. Sustaining Australia’s wealth—economic growth from a stable base (6 MB)
  10. Deep heat—Australia’s energy future? (12.7 MB)
  11. Advance Australia Fair (2.7 MB)


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Updated: 29 August 2012/ Responsible Officer: Director, SIS and University Librarian / Page Contact: ANU Press