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History, Australia & Oceania *: Reference Works

This guide is intended to help any faculty, graduate, or undergraduate student find resources in the history of Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania.

Reference Works - Print (Selected Titles)

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Australian History
"Accurate, convenient to use and covers an interesting subject....This little book provides answers to hundreds of questions about Australia's history, culture and society....A useful and handy addition to the home library. It is suitable for students of all ages, trivia buffs and history fans alike."- Geelong Advertiser

Historical Dictionary of Australia
"Finding out about Australia outside of Australia can be difficult and even discouraging. This Historical Dictionary of Australia aims at filling that sometimes frustrating gap in reference. It is an introduction to Australia and its history, tracing the history of the continent from the first human settlement about 80,000 years ago to the late 1990s, in 371 cross-referenced entries..."

The Oxford Companion to Australian History
"A host of readers will consult this Companion and glean crucial facts and statistics, many of them unknown even to some specialists...the major articles in The Oxford Companion to Australian History say something new with clarity and pithiness. The three editors deserve praises, not least because they themselves have written many of the major articles, commenting with insight even on fields that are not their own." - Geoffrey Blainey, Times Literary Supplement

Reference Works - Electronic

The Macquire Encyclopedia of Australian Events
"The Macquarie Encyclopedia of Australian Events
can be used in three ways 'as a source for specific reference, to gain an overview of a subject,or for a fascinating browse through events in many areas of Australia's history...'"