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The Australian history boom has busted, but there's hope it may boom again

Bongiorno, Francis (Frank)

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Last month, my wife and I took our ten-year-old daughter to Sovereign Hill, that colourful re-creation of gold-rush Ballarat. Now almost half-a-century old, it remains a deservedly popular tourist attraction. It has also moved with the times. There are many more knick-knacks for sale than I recall from my childhood – things have moved well beyond personalised wanted posters and boiled sweets – and it seems more representative of the history it purports to depict. The Chinese camp is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-01-25
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/248720
Source: The Conversation
Access Rights: Open Access

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