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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 our 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. We were a society the world had much to learn from, or so we believed. But as much as we espoused we were a special people and celebrated a larrikin anti-authoritarianism, we retained provincial objectives that saw ultimate respect for society's structures. 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. This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, and whose own humanity permeates every page.


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    Title
    Australians: v. 2
    Subtitle
    Eureka to the Diggers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Keneally
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,202 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742374482
    ISBN 10: 1742374484
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    DC22: 994
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    Abridged Dewey: 994
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    B&T Approval Code: A15703000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 994.00
    LC classification: DU110 .K462 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHM
    Edition
    2
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), facsims, ports.
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    St Leonards
    Author Information
    Thomas Keneally is the author of the history of Irish convictism, titled The Great Shame. His later work, The Commonwealth of Thieves, looked upon the penal origins of Australia in a way which sought to make the reader feel close to the experience of individual Aboriginals, convicts and officials. His novels include Bring Larks and Heroes, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, Schindler's Ark and The People's Train. He has the won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Book Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Prize, and the Scripter Award of the University of Southern California.
    Review quote
    'Keneally evokes these distant lives with concrete detail and vivid sympathy... his people inhabit the same world we do - we meet them without the hesitation of reaching across voids of space and time.' - Sydney Morning Herald