A History of South Australia by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

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April 2019, no. 410
Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'A History of South Australia' by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

A History of South Australia

by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

Cambridge University Press, 39.95 pb, 319 pp, 9781107623651

A History of South Australia by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

Reviewed by
April 2019, no. 410

The first volume in this series, Beverley Kingston’s A History of New South Wales, was published in 2006. Since then another five have appeared, including a book on Tasmania by Henry Reynolds and another on Victoria by Geoffrey Blainey. Cambridge University Press may be proceeding with its ‘History of Australian States’ series at a leisurely pace, but it has secured some leading lights among Australian historians to write it.

This history of South Australia, the sixth in the series, has been co-written by two colleagues in the University of Adelaide’s Department of History. Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster have complementary areas of expertise: Sendziuk’s work has been in the history of twentieth-century Australia with a focus on immigration, disease, and public health, while Foster has published extensively on South Australia’s Indigenous history.

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'A History of South Australia' by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

A History of South Australia

by Paul Sendziuk and Robert Foster

Cambridge University Press, 39.95 pb, 319 pp, 9781107623651

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