Linton Makes History

Linton Makes History

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Placing Linton's history in the context of the wider Australian story, Wheeler shows the impact of the broad themes in Australian history on ordinary people, and how histories of small places can act as valuable microcosms of a national story. Wheeler weaves her own family history into the narrative, personalising Linton's history and demonstrating how intimate pasts and public history can be intertwined. Linton Makes History reveals the potential of local history to be both enlightening and highly readable, and provides a template on which scholars and amateur local historians can base their own history.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 9780522868326

About Jill Wheeler

Jill Wheeler is the President of the Linton and District Historical Society. Her first degrees were in Arts and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne. After working as a social worker in Melbourne and the United Kingdom, having children and studying creative writing, Wheeler returned to study English and History, completing a Bachelor of Letters with Honours in 1999. She completed a PhD in History in 2009, on which Linton Makes History is based. Wheeler was awarded the Dennis-Wettenhall Prize for a thesis of merit in Australian History in 2009.show more