Australians: v. 2

Australians: v. 2

Eureka to the Diggers

by Thomas Keneally

Hardback Age range: 0 to 0 years old Publication Date: 01/11/2011

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In this companion volume of Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed history of the Australian people, the vast range of characters who have formed our national story are brought vividly to life. Immigrants and Aboriginal resistance figures, bushrangers and pastoralists, working men and pioneering women, artists and hard-nosed radicals, politicians and soldiers all populate this richly drawn portrait of a vibrant land on the cusp of nationhood and social maturity. From the 1860s to the great rifts wrought by World War I, an era commenced in which Australians pursued glimmering visions of equity in a promised land. It was a time of social experiment and reform, of industrial radicalism and women's rights. We were a society the world had much to learn from, or so we believed. But as much as we espoused we were a special people and celebrated a larrikin anti-authoritarianism, we retained provincial objectives that saw ultimate respect for society's structures. There was no Australian revolution. With a rich assortment of contradictory, inspiring and surprising characters, Tom Keneally brings to life the people of a young and cocky nation.
This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, and whose own humanity permeates every page.
ISBN:
9781742374482
9781742374482
Category:
Australasian & Pacific history
Age range:
0 to 0 years old
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
464
Dimensions (mm):
245x172x38mm
Weight:
1.22kg
Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train.

He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

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