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The Resource Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Label
Bearing Witness
Title
Bearing Witness
Statement of responsibility
Peter Rees
Title variation
Bearing witness
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the remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australias greatest war correspondent
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Peter Rees has done what no one else has managed: read the vast Bean archive and get inside the head of the most influential figure in Australia's military history. Rees's superb book shows how Bean bore witness to Australia's Great War.' - Professor Peter Stanley 'Part sophisticated military history, part story for a nation, Peter Rees provides a warm and deeply moving portrait of Charles Bean, one of the greatest Australians of the twentieth century.' - Michael McKernan Charles Bean was Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent. He is the journalist who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the historian who did so much to create the Anzac legend and shape the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation. He is the patriot who was central to the establishment of one of this country's most important cultural institutions, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about him as a man. Bearing Witness rectifies that omission in our national biography. This is the first complete portrait of Charles Bean. It is the story of a boy from Bathurst and his search for truth: in the bush, on the battlefield and in the writing of the official history of Australia's involvement in World War I. But beyond this, it is a powerful and detailed exploration of his life, his accomplishments and a marriage that sustained and enriched him. Insightful, unexpected and compelling, Bearing Witness gives rich personality to a remarkable life
Summary
Charles Bean was Australia's greatest and most famous war correspondent. He is the man who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the man who created the Anzac legend. He is the man who was absolutely central to the creation of this country's most important cultural institution, the Australian War Memorial. Yet we know so little about the real man. Bean was not just a key figure in the telling of Australia's military history but also in the shaping of the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation
Award
Waverley Council Library Awards, Military History Prize, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
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10466706
Cataloging source
ANL
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1948-
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Rees, Peter
Dewey number
070.4333092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography
Target audience
adult
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the remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australia's greatest war correspondent
Label
Bearing Witness
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BORROWBOX:AAU_112441
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742697864
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bearing Witness
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_112441
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742697864
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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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