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Australia in Brief

ISBN: 978-1-74322-161-7 ISSN: 0815-9939



Australia is a stable, democratic and culturally diverse nation with a highly skilled workforce and one of the strongest performing economies in the world.

With spectacular landscapes and a rich ancient culture, Australia is a land like no other. It is the earth's sixth-largest country in land area and is the only nation to govern an entire continent.

Australia in Brief provides an authoritative overview of Australia's history, the land, its people and their way of life. It also looks at Australia's economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies.

Taku Rosie Tarco

As a young girl, Taku Rosie Tarco walked with her auntie and sister along the Canning Stock Route to Billiluna in Western Australia. The Canning Stock Route runs through hundreds of kilometres of rugged sandhill country. The long, reverberating lines in this painting represent the high red sandhills, or jilji, which are found throughout much of the Great Sandy Desert and Japingka, which is the artist's country.

Cover Image

Jilji 2007 by Taku Rosie Tarco, Mangkaja Arts
Acrylic on canvas
119 x 89cm
from the collection of the National Museum of Australia
Photo George Serras, National Museum of Australia

Last Updated: 25 August 2016
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