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-------------------------------------------------------------------------Title: Author: A Short History of Australia Ernest Scott (1868-1939) PROFESSOR OF HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE PREFACE This Short History of Australia begins with a blank space on the map, and ends with the record of a new name on the map, that of Anzac.
It endeavour to elucidate the way in which the country was discovered, why and how it was settled, the development of civilized society within it, its political and social progress, mode of government, and relations, historical and actual, with the Empire of which it forms a part. The aim of the author has been to make the book answer such questions as might reasonably be put to it by an intelligent reader, who will of course have regard to the limitations imposed by its size; and also to...

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