The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character Since 1770

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This is the most democratic place I have ever been in. And the more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. D.H. Lawrence In this fascinating collection, John Hirst has assembled the key assessments of the national character of Australia and Australians. There are insiders and outsiders. There is celebration and criticism. There is the difference between what Australian think of themselves and what they are really like. Hirst provides a set of dazzling introductory essays to accompany his selections. Contributors include Winston Churchill, Tim Flannery, Carmen Lawrence, Charles Dickens, Captain James Cook, Barry Humphries, H.G. Wells, Peter Cosgrove, and many, many more.

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John Hirst is a widely respected historian and social commentator. Reader in History at La Trobe University, he is the author of several books, including Convict Society and Its Enemies, The Sentimental Nation, A Republican Manifesto, Australia's Democracy, and the best-selling Sense & Nonsense in Australian History (Black Inc, 2006).

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