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Australians by Thomas Keneally
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The second volume of bestselling author Thomas Keneally's unique trilogy of Australian history in which people are always center stage
In the continuation of an impeccably researched, engagingly written people's history, this is the story of Australia through people from all walks of life, from Eureka to Gallipoli. From the 1860s to the great rifts wrought by World War I, an era commenced in which Australian pursued glimmering visions: of equity in a promised land. Immigrants and Aboriginal resistance figures, bushrangers and pastoralists, working men and pioneering women, artists and hard-nosed radicals, politicians and soldiers all populate this richly drawn portrait of a vibrant land on the cusp of nationhood and social maturity. This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, and whose own humanity permeates every page.
Allen & Unwin; May 2012
464 pages; ISBN 9781742693507
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Title: Australians
Author: Thomas Keneally
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