How did Australians live and work in the late 19th century? A Nation In The Making is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of urban Sydneysiders and the frontier folk of rural New South Wales during the years leading up to Federation and beyond. Author Alasdair McGregor has carefully researched these images – some graceful, some haunting – and written a thoughtful text that provides
both historical context and poignant insight to a time that’s now faded beyond memory. It was an era of rapid social change, and of agricultural and industrial growth. The photographs featured in this superb, large-format, hardcover AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC anthology provide a multifaceted portrait of an increasingly diverse and confident nation, one transforming itself from six
separate colonies into a federated Commonwealth.