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Vamplew, Wray, ed.: Australians: Historical Statistics

Wray Vamplew, ed.

Australians: Historical Statistics, Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates, Broadway, NSW, 1987

One of the volumes of Australians: A Historical Library. Multiple authors do the numbers on ‘People and land’, ‘Wealth and progress’, and ‘Society, politics and religion’. There are 26 chapters on everything from retail and wholesale trade to marriage, fertility and mortality; war gets one chapter and half the number of pages devoted to religion. The graphs and tables are well-presented and easy to read, sometimes with a magnifying glass.