With Australia's bicentennial coming up in 1988, we can expect an increased interest in that nation, and a spate of books to fill it. This one is a good choice for public and academic libraries. The author is an English journalist who spent several months traveling counter-clockwise around the country (the title is a reference to the fact that most of the settlement is on or near the coast). She visited cities, mining camps, ranches, and resorts, and talked with a wide variety of people about topics of Australian concern: aborigines, immigrants, unions, trade, politics, and culture. While the book is a personal and impressionistic account, it is also even-handed and balanced. The only fault is that the map fails to locate all the places about which she writes.Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll . Lib., Ashland
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140066330
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