The Australians: Insiders & Outsiders on the National Character Sice 1770

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Is there an Australian national character? What are its distinguishing features? Over the years, how have insiders and outsiders summed up this country and its people, and how have Australians responded to outside criticism? In The Australians, John Hirst gathers together the key assessments of the national character, on topics as diverse as sport, war, mateship, humour, put-downs, suburbia and going native. There is celebration and criticism. There is humour and insight. There is the difference between what Australians think of themselves and what they are really like. Contributors include Winston Churchill, Ned Kelly, Tim Flannery, Henry Lawson, Peter Cosgrove, Germaine Greer, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Captain James Cook, David Malouf, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, Patrick White, Oscar Wilde and Tim Winton.

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John Hirst is a widely respected historian and social commentator. A former reader in history at La Trobe University, he wrote the official history of Australia for new citizens and took a prominent part in the History Summit convened by the prime minister in 2006. He is a member of the Film Australia Board and the National Museum council. John Hirst is the author of numerous books, including The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770, Freedom on the Fatal Shore: Australia's First Colony, Sense & Nonsense in Australian History, The Shortest History of Europe and Looking for Australia.

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