What Happened When

A chronology of Australia from 1788

Anthony Barker
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First published in 1988 and now in its fourth updated edition, What Happened When will continue to settle arguments, refresh memories, furnish some surprises, and answer a lot of questions.

When was the Melbourne Cup first run?

When did women get the vote?

When did Vegemite and Violet Crumble bars first appear?

When did Nellie Melba give her last Australian concert?

When did any noteworthy event happen in Australia? What Happened When has all the answers.

If you want to know what was going on in the year you or your parents were born, you can browse. In 1932, for example, you will find that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened, Phar Lap died, the ABC was established, Ion Idriess wrote Flynn of the Inland, Walter Lindrum made a world-record billiards break of 4,137, the basic wage was 3 pounds 3s 11d, and over 30 per cent of the workforce was unemployed.

The year-by-year arrangement of the text makes reference easy and the 130-page index is a valuable source in itself, providing both answers to specific questions (What was Ben Chifley's full name? When was On the Beach written and filmed?) and potted histories of events, people and institutions.

What Happened When will settle arguments, refresh memories, furnish some surprises and answer a lot of questions. It is an invaluable reference for librarians, archivists, students, historians, pub arguers, puzzle solvers and anyone interested in Australia's history.

'For anyone who has tried to check facts and dates in Australian history. this could be a godsend.' Sydney Morning Herald

'There is no doubting the book's pre-eminent browsability. The index and cross-reference are superb.' The Australian

Author bio:

Anthony Barker worked for over 30 years as a book editor. He has also written concert and book reviews, and the books Dear Robertson: Letters to an Australian Publisher, An Illustrated Anthology of Australian Epic Journeys and Beatrice Davis: One of the First and One of the Finest, as well as contributing entries to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Category: Reference
ISBN: 9781865084268
Edition No: 3rd
Table Of Contents: Preface vii

Note to the Fourth Edition viii

Introduction ix

Chronology 1

Index 373
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: January 2001
Page Extent: 520
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs