Under Fire by Nick Brodie | Hardie Grant Publishing

Under Fire How Australia's violent history led to gun control

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This is a history of Australia, measured by the gun. From bushrangers and soldiers to the many farmers and recreational shooters shooting animals and each other, the firearm is an inescapable part of Australia’s story and its characters.
 
But just as guns have been a part of Australia’s modern identity, so too has gun control. After the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, Australia became a world-leader in firearms regulation. Yet even before this tragedy, questions had long been brewing: questions over who could shoot what, where, and when. This is the story of the answers we negotiated.
 
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ISBN:

9781743795620

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

420g

RRP:

$29.99

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 May 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nick Brodie

Nick Brodie is a professional history nerd. He has a doctorate in late medieval vagrancy, worked as a field archaeologist, taught at university for a decade, and now writes a growing suite of acclaimed popular histories. Nick loves mysteries, lateral thinking, and books that are erudite and accessible. Covering the broad sweep of Australian history in 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings and Kin: A Real People's