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Sense & Nonsense in Australian History
by John Hirst
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 097507699X, Paperback)Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime's original reflection by Australia's most innovative and penetrating historian. In these essays, John Hirst blends the intimacy of the insider with the objectivity usually only available to the outsider. The result is Australian history seen at once from within and without. Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism and colonial culture. There are also celebrated critiques of The Tyranny of Distance, multiculturalism and narrowly nationalistic history, as well as a substantial new 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.
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Although a self-proclaimed conservative, Hirst's work has received high praise from historians ranging from Don Watson to Stuart MacIntyre. This book collects key pieces on convict society, the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism, the republican movement and more.
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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