John Gunther's Inside Australia Author:William H. Forbes Why do so more than five million Americans, as the Gallup Poll indicates, want to move to Australia? The answer may be here, in a book that captures the exuberance and variety of a vast continent. Australia still maintains the vitality of a frontier country combined with the excitement of vast mineral discoveries, the promise of unprecedented ec... more »onomic boom, and an influx of immigrants and foreign capital.
This, the ninth book of John Gunther's Inside books, provides a vivid picture of Australia and New Zealand, countries different in characteristics and problems but having much in common. Both are full of energy and change; both have more jobs than people to fill them; both have beautiful mountains, harbors, and beaches and climates amenable to sport - an obsession and joy to both; both are moving toward a new identity politically and economically.
...One is given a sense of the endless desert "outback"; shown the extraordinary animals of this part of the the world - kangaroos, emus, cassowaries; led through sheep and cattle stations, which stretch for hundreds of miles; introduced to the Australian Aborigines, a race of primitive people unlike any other, and to the Maoris of New Zealand...« less