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By Thomas Keneally

Australia emerged from global warfare I right into a decade of profound swap, characterized via a revolution in behaviour among the younger; by way of the 1st nice age of consumerism; and by way of mystery correct wing armies and the expansion of the Communist Party.

As within the past volumes of Australians, Thomas Keneally brings background to vibrant and pulsating lifestyles as he lines the lives and the deeds of Australians recognized and unknown. He follows the well-known and the notorious during the nice Crash and the increase of Fascism, and explains how Australia was once inexorably drawn right into a conflict that led her forces into wrestle all through Asia, Africa, Europe and the Pacific. At domestic an environment of worry grew with the autumn of Singapore and the bombing of Darwin, the japanese improve after which the arriving of normal MacArthur.

The 1950s-depicted via a few as an age of complete employment, by way of others because the age of suburban unfold and tedium less than the serene top ministership of Robert Menzies-were as advanced as Menzies himself. so much Australians believed there will be nuclear battle prior to the tip of the last decade. The Korean battle and British trying out of the atomic bomb in South Australia have been noticeable as preludes. With the defection of the Soviet secret agent Ivan Petrov, Australians have been confident they have been residing within the final of days. in the street, the face of Australia used to be present process an Italian, Greek and Slavic-led switch. And in even larger upheaval, Asian alternate and immigration have been coming our manner as we complicated in the direction of a battle in Vietnam and the toning of the yank alliance. the results of masterly writing and exhaustive learn, this quantity of Australians brings our newer background to brilliant and powerful lifestyles.

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The tombs discovered by Cockburn in the district of Mirzapur are evidence of the Neolithic Age. The megalithic tombs erected later contain the first metal objects ; they belong to a civilization which practised the mining industry, and also fishing for pearls, of which there are many traces in the cemeteries in the district of Tinnevelly. Nowhere in India does bronze appear before the Iron Age; E. J. Rapson holds that the Rigveda means copper by the word ayas (Latin aes), and that "black copper", syiima ayas, or iron, first appears in the Yajurveda and Atharvaveda.

It seems preferable to suppose that from an early habitat in Central Asia they spread westwards towards the Gulf of Alexandretta and also to Iran and after that to India in the east. 1 2 Revue de Synthese historique, xxxiv. Note, however, the reservation made by R. Groussct, LXIX, p. 9, n. 1. uim). The Indo-European-speaking immigrants distributed themselves in the country in several sectionsMedes, Persians, Bactrians, Sogdians. A branch of the same stock made its way by the valley of the Kabul to India.

Autran, L'Illustration, 28th March, 1925; E. Mackay, Sumerian Conne;t>ions with THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD 19 sympathetic response from A. J. Sayee, who was struck by the similarity of the bulls to those of Susiana. It would be unwise to conclude too much from these affinities ; we seem, however, to have here a Sumero-Dravidian culture, which built in brick with remarkable skill and adorned its dwellings with real works of art. In any case, we can safely say that even before the Aryan conquest north-western India was in contact with the Mesopotamian powers.

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