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The Resource Australians, Volume 2

Australians, Volume 2

Label
Australians, Volume 2
Title
Australians, Volume 2
Title number
Volume 2
Title part
Eureka to the Diggers
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Title variation
  • Australians: Eureka to the Diggers
  • Eureka to the Diggers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story, in the second volume of a unique history of Australia.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 Australian 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.Praise for Australians:'No doubt about it, Australians is a corker.' - Cassandra Pybus, Weekend Australian'...the story of Australia and the Australians could be in no better hands than Keneally's.' - West Australian'Keneally evokes these distant lives with concrete detail and vivid sympathy...his people inhabit the same world we do - we meet them without the hesitation of reaching across voids of space and time. - Sydney Morning Herald'[Australians]will appeal to the general reader and the avid historian alike, and this is only the first volume. This reader can't wait for the second.' - Bookseller + Publisher
Summary
The second volume in a history of Australia covers the 1860s through the end of the First World War, focusing on the people who formed the country and brought about change
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Keneally, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Australians, Volume 2
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0bb3ea12-6f79-4b1d-9896-b7877c1d1af7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431443
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australians, Volume 2
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0bb3ea12-6f79-4b1d-9896-b7877c1d1af7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431443
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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