Original items

Recommended reading

  • Robert Hughes, The Fatal Shore, 1987. Collins Harvill, London.
  • John Birmingham, Leviathan, 1999. Knopf, Sydney.
  • Jared Diamond, "Mining Australia", in Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, 2005. Viking, New York.
  • Patrick White, Voss (Novel), 1957. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London.

Selected historical literature
All texts are available at Project Gutenberg of Australia.

  • James Cook (1728-1779), Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World made in H.M. bark "Endeavour".
  • Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay.
  • Watkin Tench (1759-1833), A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay.
  • Watkin Tench (1759-1833), A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson.
  • David Collins (1754-1810), An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volumes 1 & 2.
  • Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), A Voyage to Terra Australis.

Selected external links

  • Australia (Wikipedia - "The Free Encyclopedia")
  • Australia (BBC h2g2 - "The Guide to Life, The Universe and Everything")


Selected modern artworks

Brett Whiteley, The Balcony 2, 1975.
Oil on canvas, 203.5 x 364.5 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Fred Williams, Upwey Landscape II, 1965.
Oil on canvas, 182.0 x 146.0 cm. National Gallery of Australia.


Russell Drysdale, The Cricketers, 1948.
Oil on composition board, 76.2 x 101.6 cm. Private collection (Melbourne).


Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946.
Enamel on composition board, 90.8 x 121.5 cm. National Gallery of Australia.



Andrew Botros 2005
abotros@phys.unsw.edu.au