The story of Australia is told here in a compact and vivid text. From the remote time when the continent slipped away from the mainland of Asia, to the establishment in 1901 of the Commonwealth of Australia, this is a story of action, adventure and insatiable curiosity. Australia, a melange of cultures, a country of physical extremes and bountiful resources, has fired the minds of men eager both for romance and wealth. As a member of the British commonwealth she has served England well; as one of the last great frontier lands, she beckons the ambitious from all over the world. An extremely rich book in terms of the historical and geographical information it imparts, The Story of Australia is recommended to school libraries.