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Amy Johnson

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1903–1941)

British aviator who, in 1930, made a celebrated solo flight from Britain to Australia. In recognition of this achievement she was made a CBE.

The daughter of a...

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Arthur Augustus Calwell

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 28 Aug. 1896, d. 8 July 1973).

Australian politician Born and educated in Melbourne, he joined the state civil service of Victoria in 1913. He joined the Labor Party in 1914...

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Church and State

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Australasian and Pacific History.

[This brief review is designed to provide access to the numerous articles in the encyclopedia that deal with the complex of church-state relations in the sixteenth century.] Persistent...

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Earle Page

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 8 Aug. 1880, d. 20 Dec. 1961).

Australian politician Born at Grafton (New South Wales), he graduated from the University of Sydney and became a successful surgeon. After...

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economy

Overview page. Subjects: History by Period — Australasian and Pacific History.

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The aspect of a social system that functions to order technological procedures socially and to control them in the interests of social units, whether individuals or...

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Invasion

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

During the first millennium, Europe was the theatre of a vast movement of migrations of peoples, ordered in two phases between the 4th and the 11th century.

The settlement of ...

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Nationalist Party

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

With the official title of Australian National Federation, it was a conservative party formed in February 1917 by a merger between the National Labor Party and the Liberal Party....

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old age

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Australasian and Pacific History.

While the average life expectancy in medieval Europe was well below that found in the industrialized world, old age was a concept of considerable interest, men and women experiencing...

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social welfare

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Australasian and Pacific History.

The well-being of society or the community at large. In economic terms, social welfare is an aggregation of the welfare or utility of the individual members of the society. See also...

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Stanley Melbourne Bruce

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1883–1967)

was prime minister of Australia 1923–29, high commissioner in London 1933–45, company director, and man of imperial affairs. A product of mercantile Melbourne, he...

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