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Accord

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

In full the Prices and Incomes Accord, was an agreement between the trade unions and the Labor governments of the 1980s. Its purpose was to prevent a wage explosion such ...

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Assassination

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

The premeditated murder of a political figure for reasons associated with the victim's prominence, political perspective, or some combination of both is known as assassination. As a formal...

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Australia

Kenneth Morgan.

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 168 pages.

Australia: A Very Short Introduction provides a wide-ranging introduction to modern Australia, examining its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement of...

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Australia and the world

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6725 words.

How does an essentially Anglo-Celt country geographically isolated in the Pacific position itself within international politics? In ‘Australia and the world’ Japanese expansionism of the...

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Australian Labor Party

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Politics.

(ALP)

is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of...

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Barker, Collet (1784–1831), army officer and explorer

Ronald Bayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 672 words.

Barker, Collet (1784–1831), army officer and explorer, was born near Paradise Gardens, Hackney, Middlesex, on 31 December 1784, the son of William Barker (c.1748–1832), skinner and mercer...

Bishop, Charles Reed

Rhoda E. A. Hackler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Banking. 1182 words.

Bishop, Charles Reed (25 January 1822–07 June 1915), banker, cabinet minister, and philanthropist, was born near Glens Falls, New York, the son of Samuel Bishop, a toll collector on the...

Body and soul

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 6563 words.

Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach...

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Brooke, Sir James (1803–1868), army officer and first raja of Sarawak

R. H. W. Reece.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Australasian and Pacific History. 3755 words.

Brooke, Sir James (1803–1868), army officer and first raja of Sarawak, was born at Secrore, a suburb of Benares, India, on 29 April 1803, the second son of Thomas Brooke (1760–1835), chief...

Cadell, Francis (1822–1879), riverine explorer and trader in Australia

G. R. Henning.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 1346 words.

Cadell, Francis (1822–1879), riverine explorer and trader in Australia, was born on 9 February 1822 at Cockenzie, near Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, the second son of Hew Francis...

Commonwealth–state relations

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic...

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Conclusion

in Australia

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Political Geography. 1076 words.

In the ‘Conclusion’ Australia's history is summarized: it's distinction as the last inhabitable continent to be explored by Europeans; the British foundation of the six colonies; the...

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Cooper, Henry Ernest

Thomas Clarkin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 944 words.

Cooper, Henry Ernest (28 August 1857–15 May 1929), lawyer and politician, was born in New Albany, Indiana, the son of William Giles Cooper and Harriet A. Weller. The details of his...

Dampier, William (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer

Joel H. Baer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; Property Law; Property Crime. 3089 words.

Dampier, William (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer, was born in August and baptized on 5 September 1651 at East Coker, Somerset, the second of six children of tenant farmers George...

Democratic Labor Party

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

(DLP)

was an anti-communist political party formed by members of the Australian Labor Party. It had close associations to the Catholic lay organisation, the Movement. In 1955 the...

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Dole, Sanford Ballard

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 2321 words.

Dole, Sanford Ballard (23 April 1844–09 June 1926), president of the Republic of Hawaii and governor of the territory of Hawaii, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Daniel Dole and...

domestic Service

Overview page. Subjects: Economic History — Australasian and Pacific History.

Refers to paid employment as servants in the households of others. In all periods of history both men and women sought such employment. However, fewer men than women became servants after...

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Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12828 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

egalitarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Social Sciences.

A social doctrine that emphasizes the goal of equality among all members of a society—or, indeed, all humanity. Eighteenth-century Enlightenment thinkers closely linked egalitarianism to...

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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor

Gad Heuman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2842 words.

Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor, was born at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, on 5 August 1815, the third son of Anthony William Eyre, curate of Whipsnade and later...