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McKenna, Mark 1959-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 2,642 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: JQ4031, 321.860994
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Most widely held works about Mark McKenna
 
Most widely held works by Mark McKenna
The captive republic : a history of republicanism in Australia, 1788-1996 by Mark McKenna( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piratical republic 1788-1833 - Blue Mountains republic 1819-1827 - Stockmen's republic 1833-1848 - Eureka Rebellion - White Man's republic New Guinea - Sudan - 1888, Centenary year - Queensland, The banana republic - Legacy of Kerr
Looking for Blackfella's Point : an Australian history of place by Mark McKenna( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackfella's Point lies on the Towamba River in south-eastern New South Wales. This work is a history for every Australian who is interested in the story of settler-Australia's relations with indigenous people, what happened between them, and how they came to confront the truth about their past
Pacific Rim by Travis Beacham( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the early years leading up to the film as we witness the beginnings of the greatest threat mankind has ever faced, a battle against humongous monsters brought to Earth through a dimensional rift
An eye for eternity : the life of Manning Clark by Mark McKenna( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark McKenna's biography of this giant of Australia's cultural landscape is informed by his reading of Clark's extensive private letters, journals and diaries - many that have never been read before. This book paints a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Australians the signature account of their own history. It tells of his friendships with Patrick White and Sidney Nolan. It details an urgent and dynamic marriage, ripped apart at times by Clark's constant need for extramarital romantic love. A son who wrote letters to his dead parents. A historian who placed narrative ahead of facts. A believer who flirted with Catholicism. A controversial public figure who marked slights and criticisms with deeply held grudges
This country : a reconciled republic? by Mark McKenna( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explains why the two great symbolic issues of Australian politics in the 1990s - the republic and reconciliation - are linked intimately to one another. The only way forward is a reconciled republic, a republic founded on the full recognition of Australia's history"--Back cover
From the edge : Australia's lost histories by Mark McKenna( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1797. Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria. Five British sailors and twelve Bengali seamen swim ashore after their longboat is ripped apart in a storm. The British penal colony at Port Jackson is 700 kilometres to the north, their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove stranded far to the south on a tiny island in Bass Strait. To rescue them and save their own lives, they have no alternative. They set out to walk to Sydney. What follows is one of Australia's greatest survival stories and cross-cultural encounters. In From the Edge, award-winning historian Mark McKenna uncovers the places and histories that Australians so often fail to see. Like the largely forgotten story of the sailors' walk in 1797, these remarkable histories-the founding of a 'new Singapore' in West Arnhem Land in the 1840s, the site of Australia's largest industrial development project in the Pilbara and its extraordinary Indigenous rock art, and James Cook's meeting with Aboriginal people at Cooktown in 1770-lie on the edge of the continent and the edge of national consciousness.Retracing their steps, McKenna explores the central drama of Australian history- the encounter between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians-each altered irrevocably by the other-and offers a new understanding of the country and its people
Australian republicanism : a reader( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of readings is designed to transform the way Australians understand republicanism and the editors have harvested a wealth of previously neglected historical sources to produce a remarkable collection that helps broaden the way we can grapple with the issue
Project republic : plans and arguments for a new Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's time for some straight talking about Australia's future as a republic. A republic is the key to our national renewal: we need a head of state who shares a genuine affinity with our country rather than an outdated historical link. We can love the Queen -- and be excited about the royal baby -- yet still decide to make it on our own. Australians today have a chance to decide what we want our country to be, and for a home -- grown head of state to lend an Australian dignity to the highest office in our land. Project Republic unites a diverse range of Australian voices to offer a fresh perspective on why Australia must become a republic -- and how we get there from here. Contributors include Larissa Behrendt, John Hirst, Thomas Keneally, Helen Irving, Julian Morrow and John Warhurst
Moment of truth : history and Australia's future by Mark McKenna( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the role of history in making and unmaking the nation. From Captain Cook to the frontier wars, from Australia Day to the Uluru Statement, we are seeing passionate debates and fresh recognitions. McKenna argues that it is time to move beyond the history wars, and that truth-telling about the past will be liberating and healing. This is a superb account of a nation’s moment of truth. "The time for pitting white against black, shame against pride, and one people’s history against another's, has had its day. After nearly fifty years of deeply divisive debates over the country's foundation and its legacy for Indigenous Australians, Australia stands at a crossroads – we either make the commonwealth stronger and more complete through an honest reckoning with the past, or we unmake the nation by clinging to triumphant narratives in which the violence inherent in the nation’s foundation is trivialised." Mark McKenna, Moment of Truth
Building a 'closet of prayer' in the New World : the story of the Australian ballot by Mark McKenna( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's Wrong With Anzac? : the Militarisation of Australian History by Marylin Lake( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years Anzac - an idea as much as an actual army corps - has become the dominant force within Australian history, overshadowing everything else. The commemoration of Anzac Day is bigger than ever, while Remembrance Day, VE Day, VP Day and other military anniversaries grow in significance each year. Pilgrimages to Gallipoli, the Somme and Kokoda are commonplace and popular military history dominates the bestseller lists. Anzac has seemingly become a sacred, untouchable element of the nation. In this brave and controversial book, some of Australia's leading historians dare to criticise
Different perspectives on black armband history by Mark McKenna( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's wrong with ANZAC? by Marilyn Lake( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years Anzac an idea as much as an actual army corps has become the dominant force within Australian history, overshadowing everything else. The commemoration of Anzac Day is bigger than ever, while Remembrance Day, VE Day, VP Day and other military anniversaries grow in significance each year
First words : a brief history of public debate on a new preamble to the Australian Constitution 1991-99 by Mark McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need for a new preamble to the Australian Constitution and/or a Bill of Rights by Mark McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadpool by Brian Michael Bendis( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-Man teams up with his new girlfriend, Kitty Pryde of the X-Men
Notes from the underground : writing the biography of Manning Clark by Mark McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditions of Australian republicanism by Mark McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic : what next?( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From March to June 1998 a series of addresses and seminars were organized by John Ewer and Hilary Charlesworth from the Australian National University. These were held as a follow-up to the Constitutional Convention. From them 3 addresses were selected to cover the diverse range of topics covered, including the Constitution, the preamble and role of the head of state. They were broadcast in the program Sunday Special, on ABC Radio National in October and November 1998
Ann Moyal interviewed by Mark McKenna by Ann Moyal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The captive republic : a history of republicanism in Australia, 1788-1996
Alternative Names
McKenna, Mark 1959-

Languages
English (80)

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Looking for Blackfella's Point : an Australian history of placeAn eye for eternity : the life of Manning ClarkThis country : a reconciled republic?Australian republicanism : a readerWhat's wrong with ANZAC?Deadpool