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Australia and the Monarchy
Australia and the Monarchy

Australia and the Monarchy


480 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: January 2016

ISBN 9780857987549

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books Australia (Jan 2016)
William Heinemann Australia

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Despite the very great and perceived differences between Australia and the British Royal Family, the Australians continue a deep attachment to the Royal Family. Many histories have largely ignored the continuing role of the British Monarchy in the Australian story which stretches back to Captain Cook when he claimed the territory for King George III in 1770. This is the story of the enduring relationship between Australia and the British Monarchy.

Author Biography

David Hill has been chairman then managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, chairman of the Australian Football Association, chief executive and director of the State Rail Authority NSW, chairman of Sydney Water Corporation, and chairman of CREATE, a national organization responsible for representing the interests of young people and children in institutional care. He is the author of 1788: The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet, The Forgotten Children, and The Great Race.