Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library book with external stickers and protective plastic covering. Wear to book corners and edges.
Each new generation of Australian politicians rediscovers Northern Australia. Dams, mines, large transport projects, a food bowl for Asia and many other projects are promised and sometimes delivered, but then the political momentum fades away and the focus of attention turns to other issues.
What is often missing in the discussion is the region's long history of nation-building initiatives and proposals stretching back to 1901. Without this knowledge, we are likely to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Northern Dreams brings to life the passionate arguments about Northern Australia's national significance and analyses the political debates that have periodically drawn the public's attention northwards. It also highlights the role Australian politicians such as Gough Whitlam, Ben Chifley, Robert Menzies and Bob Hawke played in shaping northern development policies to suit their times.
Northern Dreams is the definitive history of the politics of northern development in Australia. (back cover)