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Sense & nonsense in Australian history

Author: J B Hirst
Publisher: Melbourne : Black Inc. Agenda, ©2006.
Series: Agenda series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although a self-proclaimed conservative, Hirst's work has received high praise from historians ranging from Don Watson to Stuart MacIntyre. This book collects key pieces on convict society, the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism, the republican movement and more.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J B Hirst
ISBN: 097507699X 9780975076996
OCLC Number: 225201519
Description: 325 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 What sort of history?: 1. Australia's absurd history --
2. Distance --
was it a tyrant? --
3. Women and history --
4. Australian history and European civilisation --
5. How sorry can we be? --
Part 2 What sort of nation?: 6. Convict society --
7. Transformation on the land --
8. Colonial society --
9. Egalitarianism --
10. The pioneer legend --
11. Federation: destiny and identity --
12. Labor and conscription --
13. The Gallipoli landing --
14. The Communist threat --
15. Who tugged the forelock? --
16. Towards the republic --
17. Five fallacies of Aboriginal policy --
18. The distinctiveness of Australian democracy.
Series Title: Agenda series.
Other Titles: Sense and nonsense in Australian history
Responsibility: John Hirst.

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