Land of Vision and Mirage: Western Australia since 1826

AUTHOR: Geoffrey Bolton
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
FORMAT: Flexi-bound paperback
EXTENT: 288 pages
SIZE: 230 x 150 mm
ISBN: 9780980296402
RIGHTS: World
CATEGORY: General Non-fiction, Geoffrey Bolton,

$34.95

Geoffrey Bolton


Lauded historian Geoffrey Bolton vividly narrates this long-awaited short history of Western Australia, covering the social, cultural, political and economic development of the most geographically isolated area in the world. Land of Vision and Mirage delves into the moments, from 1826 through to the present day, that changed Western Australia and led to its unprecedented growth.

The evolution of popular WA institutions, such as BankWest, the Royal Automotive Club, the University of Western Australia and the West Coast Eagles all make for an interesting read, as do Bolton’s insights on the current mining boom and the emergence of western entrepreneurship.

While being both informative and analytical, Bolton’s wry observations about Western Australia’s unique history will stimulate public debate.

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Praise for Land of Vision and Mirage:

Engaging, elegantly written, beautifully crafted.

RAELENE FRANCES, AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES JOURNAL

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