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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Book Description Black Inc., U.S.A., 2007. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Trade paperback 230 mm x 150 mm. 212 pp., sources, index. In this 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 Australians think of themselves and what they are really like. Hirst provides a set of 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 more. Bookseller Inventory # 5369

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Book Description Black Inc., Melbourne, 2007. 1st ed.. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. 211 pp. An annotated anthology of writings that outsiders and Australians have said about Australian national characteristics: these different perspectives did not always agree. What distinguishes the Australian identity? There is celebration and criticism, humour and insight. Contributors include Winston Churchill, D. H. Lawrence, Dickens, Henry Lawson - and Tim Flannery, Germaine Greer, David Malouf and Peter Cosgrove. Bookseller Inventory # 13992

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