Stell, Marion K. & Ruth Thompson: Australians 1988: Chronology

Marion K. Stell  & Ruth Thompson (Kim Anderson, ed.)

Australians 1988: Chronology, Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates, Willoughby, NSW, 1989

A chronology of the bicentennial year. The final volume in Australians: A Historical Library. Almost every day is covered with articles long and short, contributed by a number of authors. There is a short piece by Ken Inglis on Anzac Day in France, Lincoln Hall on a bicentennial expedition to Antarctica, Roberta Sykes on a treaty with Aboriginal Australians and Marion Stell on the sporting ‘norm’. Robyn Williams and Deborah Hicks became the first women to graduate as pilots in the RAAF and 15 army officers went to the Persian Gulf as UN peace monitors after the Iran-Iraq war. Otherwise, Australia’s armed forces had a quiet year.

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