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The Resource Why You Are Australian

Why You Are Australian

Label
Why You Are Australian
Title
Why You Are Australian
Statement of responsibility
Nikki Gemmell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A love letter to Australia, from a London exile When expatriate novelist Nikki Gemmell had her children in London, she chose to give them Aussie citizenship over British. this Is Why. Why you are Australian is an examination of our country thirty years ago and today: all the glory of its sun and water - and all the darkness of tall poppies and Cronulla. How does our land look from way over there, and from right up close? A treatise about what it means to be Australian right now. Honest, moving, provocative, uplifting - an exile's story, a mother's story, an Australian's story. Why you are Australian for anyone who needs reminding. 'Achingly I want you to know what it is to be Aussie kids. Where playing barefoot is a signifier of freedom not impoverishment. Where a backyard's a given not a luxury. Where sunshine and fresh food grow children tall. Where you know what a rash shirt is and a nipper, a Paddle Pop and a Boogie Board.'
Summary
As a young woman Nikki Gemmell wanted to travel and see the world; adventure lay in running away from Australia, where she had grown up. But at 40, after 12 wonderful years in London with her husband and 3 children, she longs to connect with her past to show her children where their parents came from. But can you really go home again?
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10642000
Cataloging source
ANL
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Gemmell, Nikki
Dewey number
994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Reference
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a letter to my children
Label
Why You Are Australian
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4effe061-cc24-4aa1-a732-85ef67e7b75e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780730450153
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Why You Are Australian
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4effe061-cc24-4aa1-a732-85ef67e7b75e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780730450153
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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