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A Short History of Australia by Manning…

A Short History of Australia

by Manning Clark

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Brief overview, good intro but not a lot of depth. ( )
  sswright46168 | Aug 29, 2013 |
He has been described as "Australia's most famous historian," but his work has been the target of much criticism, particularly from conservative and classical liberal academics and philosophers.

This is not really a novel, more like crib notes for high school ~ useful but not much depth. ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Praise life while you walk and wake;

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'The Return of Jason'

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The Coming of the Aborigine and the White Man

So far there have been two cultures in Australia -- one Aboriginal and the other European.
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From the landing at Sydney Cove of a shipload of English convicts Manning Clark traces Australia's social, cultural and political growth in this celebrated, lively and very readable account, he portrays the evolution of Australia with remarkable breadth of vision.… (more)

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