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Great Australian eulogies

Author: Richard Walsh
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collected here are some of the best examples of this intriguing oral tradition, the eulogy. Each is a moving, compelling and entertaining story in its own right. And the sum of these parts reveals something about the character of being Australian - that we bury even our most significant citizens not with the overblown pomp for which Americans and British strain, but with proper recognition that even our greatest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Walsh
ISBN: 9781741146639 1741146631
OCLC Number: 271844855
Description: xi, 204 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Geoffrey Atherden on Ruth Cracknell--Richie Benaud on Sir Donald Bradman--Jane Hansen on Jackson Nelson Fisher--Trevor Kennedy on David McNicoll--James Carleton on Richard Carleton--Bob Carr on the Bali victims--Peter Welsh on Jeff Barger--Deborah Bogle on Bridget Ohlsson--Robyn Ravlich on John Hinde--Peter Manning on Donald Horne--Barry Humphries on Clyde Packer--Peter Weir on Anne Landa--Andrew Rule on Keith Rule--Mark Aarons on Laurie Aarons--Stuart Littlemore on Norm Rowe--Jacki Weaver on Richard Wherrett--Michael Kirby on John Marsden--Jack Waterford on Bruce Juddery--Ron and Carol Patton on Janelle Patton--Matt Laffan on Robbie Jarvis--John Konstas on Gordon Barton--Tom Hughes on John Gorton--Andrew Denton on Don Chipp--Robert Oxenbould on Len Evans--Peter Luck on Bill Peach--Benjamin Taaffe on Kathleen Taaffe--Raimond Gaita on Romulus Gaita--Epilogue : William Shakespeare.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Walsh.

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'In modern life we feel liberated by giving expression to our genuine sadness, and not even attempting the stoicism of earlier generations... Here are twenty-seven different and extraordinarily  Read more...

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