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The Fifty Men and Women Who Shaped Australia
Heroes, Larrikins, Leaders, Visionaries. The fifty men and women who shaped Australia.
The shaping of Australia's national identity has involved explorers, writers, artists, sports stars, soldiers, politicians, business leaders and bushrangers. From this roll-call of notable contributors to our country's story came the greatest Australians, chosen by a distinguished panel of communicators and academics.
Their choice is controversial, as are the stylish prose portraits created by contributors such as Manning Clark, Geoffrey Blainey, Humphrey McQueen, Cyril Pearl, Bob Ellis, Katharine West and Graham Freudenberg. Sylvia Lawson recalls the achievements of J. F. Archibald; John Cargher applauds Nellie Melba; Mungo MacCallum writes of his ancestor William Charles Wentworth; Kim Beazley Snr provides a fond tribute to John Curtin' and John West presents the incomparable "Mo".
Heroes, larrikins, leaders, visionaries - the greats determined, in their various ways, the paths that Australia's story would follow. Singly, the accounts of their lives make fascinating and stimulating reading. Gathered together they become much more - an extraordinary engrossing chronicle of Australia's development as a nation.
The Greats include:
Lachlan Macquarie, John Macarthur, Charles Sturt, Caroline Chisholm, William Charles Wentworth, Robert Torrens, Thomas Elder, Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, Ned Kelly, David Syme, J. F. Archibald, Banjo Patterson, Henry Lawson, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Nellie Melba, Henry Parkes, John Forrest, Alfred Deakin, Herny Bournes Higgins, William Farter, Sidney Kidman, King O'Malley, Walter Burley Griffin, William Morris Hughes, John Monash, Charles Bean, C. J. Dennis, Steele Rudd, May Gibbs, Douglas Mawson, Charles Kingsford Smith, Don Bradman, Jack Lang, Norman Lindsay, John Anderson, John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Herbert Vere Evatt, Essington Lewis, Hudson Fysh, Roy Rene, Charles Chauvel, Albert Namatjira, Daniel Mannix, Robert Gordon Menzies, Sidney Nolan, Patrick White, Nugget Coombs, Gough Whitlam.
Editorial Board: Leonie Kramer, Russel Ward, Trevor Kennedy, Ray Martin & Richard Walsh
Format: Hardcover with Jacket
Publisher: Angus & Robertson Publishers
Publication Date: 1986 First Edition
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