The Resource Australians

Australians

Label
Australians
Title
Australians
Title number
Volume 3
Title part
Flappers to Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Title variation
  • Australians: Flappers to Vietnam
  • Flappers to Vietnam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australians, Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed three volume history of the Australian people from origins to Vietnam, gave us a robust, vibrant and page-turning narrative that brought to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story.Australians: a short history brings these three volumes together and reintroduces us to the rich assortment of contradictory, inspiring and surprising characters who made a young and cocky Australia.It is the story of the original Australians and European occupation of their land through the convict era to pastoralists, bushrangers and gold seekers, working men, pioneering women, the rifts wrought by World War I, the rise of hard-nosed radicals from the Left and the Right, the social upheavals of the Great Crash and World War II, the Menzies era, the nation changing period of post-war migration and Australia's engagement with Asia. This is a truly masterly history of Australia and its people by an author of outstanding literary skill whose own humanity permeates every page.Praise for Australians, the three volume history'... giving us what Australian history has desperately needed for years.' Canberra Times'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'When it comes to writing page-turning narrative no one does it better than Thomas Keneally ... no doubt about it, Australians is a corker.' Weekend Australian'Reading this book is like listening to a witty raconteur.' Adelaide Advertiser'This new perspective on Australia's founding fathers is truly fascinating.' Courier Mail'... what this book does is populate the blankness of our collective memory with lots of characters from all parts of the continent and all walks of life.' Saturday Age
Summary
A history of Australia focuses on the people who formed the country, including convicts, Aborigines, gold seekers, settlers, soldiers, and reformers
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10447318
Cataloging source
ANL
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Keneally, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
History
Target audience
adult
Label
Australians
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_091088
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742698960
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australians
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_091088
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742698960
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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