Sense and Nonsense in Australian History

Sense and Nonsense in Australian History

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'John Hirst is the gadfly of Australian history, stinging and provocative' - STUART MACINTRYE 'essential reading for those who want to ponder, let alone write and teach about, Australian history' - ROBERT MURRAY, The Weekend Australian Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime's original reflection by Australia's most innovative and penetrating historian. Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism and colonial culture. These are celebrated critiques of The Tyranny of Distance, multiculturalism and nationalistic history, as well as a substantial essay on Aboriginal dispossession and the history wars. In Sense and Nonsense in Australian History, John Hirst overturns familiar conceptions and deepens our sense of Australia's development from convict society to distinctive democracy.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 147.32 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Black Inc.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0977594939
  • 9780977594931
  • 285,777

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