Geoffrey Bolton's "A Thousand Miles Away": origins, influence and impact

Megarrity, Lyndon (2015) Geoffrey Bolton's "A Thousand Miles Away": origins, influence and impact. History Australia, 12 (3). pp. 7-29.

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Abstract

This article looks at the origins, influences and impact of Geoffrey Bolton's A Thousand Miles Away, the first large-scale history of North Queensland. Published in 1963, this book had considerable impact on the next generation of North Queensland historians at James Cook University, some of whom would play a formative role in the rewriting of the history of race relations in Australia. This article explores the themes of A Thousand Miles Away and shows how those themes were investigated by other researchers in subsequent decades.

Item ID: 42167
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1833-4881
Keywords: historiography; Geoffrey Bolton; North Queensland
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 03:39
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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