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The Resource My accidental career, Brenda Niall

My accidental career, Brenda Niall

Label
My accidental career
Title
My accidental career
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Niall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia's leading biographer Brenda Niall, now in her nineties, turns the spotlight on her own story in this fascinating memoir of a remarkable life and career Brenda Niall, arguably Australia's foremost biographer, looks back on her own life and the circumstances, events and choices that shaped her career. My Accidental Career spans nine decades, from her childhood in the Melbourne suburb of Kew - where powerful neighbours included prime minister Menzies, millionaire gambler John Wren and Archbishop Daniel Mannix - to her university days, her first job writing reviews for a magazine and her travels in Ireland after breaking off her engagement to a suitable young man. It's a lively account of academic life at the newly established Monash University in the 1960s, a time when women were rare in university departments and even more rarely promoted, the snakes and ladders ups and downs of her time in the US, and of her charting new territory in Australian biography with acclaimed works on artists, writers and leaders. Brenda Niall's career isn't one of struggle against the odds in a man's world but one of quiet, confident work that couldn't be ignored
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11054812
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niall, Brenda
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Niall, Brenda
  • Novelists, Australian
  • Biographers
  • Women biographers
  • Journalists
  • Women journalists
  • Authors, Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
My accidental career, Brenda Niall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • unmediated
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • n
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070759702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922458148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1301429849
Label
My accidental career, Brenda Niall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • unmediated
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • n
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070759702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922458148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1301429849

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