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    DescriptionIn this companion volume of Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed history of the Australian people, the vast range of characters who have formed their national story are brought vividly to life. 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. From the 1860s to the great rifts wrought by World War I, an era commenced in which Australians pursued glimmering visions: of equity in a promised land. It was a time of social experiment and reform, of industrial radicalism and women's rights. But as much as larrikin anti-authoritarianism was celebrated, Australians retained a provincialism - there was no Australian revolution. With a rich assortment of contradictory, inspiring and surprising characters, Tom Keneally brings to life the people of a young and cocky nation.


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    Title
    Australians: 2
    Subtitle
    Eureka to the Diggers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Keneally
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 960 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781743311950
    ISBN 10: 1743311958
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    B&T Approval Code: A15703000
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    St Leonards
    Author Information
    Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers for the Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award.
    Review quote
    "Tom has this extraordinary eye for the little details that turn a biographical note into a living, breathing life-size character." --The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia on "Australians"