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At home in Australia

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a many-layered story that depicts the making and the remaking of a nation: a social history extending from the trials of the frontier to the hedonistic urban society of the present day; a psychological history describing how the mass or the mob gradually permitted individuals to challenge the country's inherited values; and a cultural history that begins with the harsh, arid earth and shows how the stark  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 0500511411 9780500511411
OCLC Number: 56097347
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A Family Album --
Ch. 2. Earthworks --
Ch. 3. Which Gods? --
Ch. 4. Tree People --
Ch. 5. Spiritual Homes --
Ch. 6. National Characters --
Ch. 7. Artworks --
Ch. 8. Remaking the Map.
Responsibility: Peter Conrad.
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"This is a many-layered story that depicts the making and the remaking of a nation: a social history extending from the trials of the frontier to the hedonistic urban society of the present day; a psychological history describing how the mass or the mob gradually permitted individuals to challenge the country's inherited values; and a cultural history that begins with the harsh, arid earth and shows how the stark reality has been transformed into art thanks to the creative skills of generations of Australian photographers." "It is also a personal journey of rediscovery undertaken by a writer who quit Australia at the age of twenty and has now come to see it again, with fresh, wondering eyes, through these photographs. Though Peter Conrad's focus is local, the emotions with which he deals are universal. For this is a book about the memory of home, and our lifelong homesickness; it is impelled by a craving we all share, as we reclaim the past by consulting our family albums to remind ourselves where we come from and who we are."--BOOK JACKET.

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