History of Australia

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Melbourne University Publish, 1993 - History - 572 pages
In 1962, the first volume of Manning Clark's "A History of Australia" appeared. For the next two-and-a-half decades Clark unfolded his tragic celebration of white Australian history. Today, the six-volume history is one of the masterpieces of Australian literature. It is also one of the most passionately debated visions of Australian history. Clark's Australians are men and women of lively goodwill and deep sinfulness, of generous idealism and unthinking brutality. He dramatizes the motivating forces of Australian life - cowardice and vision, cruelty and defiance, greatness of spirit and the spiritual vacuity of the suburbs - all of them locked in the unceasing struggle which builds a nation. Michael Cathcart has re-orchestrated Clark's epic narrative in this single volume. Every page of this abridgement rings with Manning Clark's voice. Here, at last, the general reader can encounter the deep resonances, pessimism and passion of Manning Clark - Australian historian and prophet. Michael Cathcart is co-author of "Mission to the South Seas: the Voyage of the Duff" and author of "Defending the National Tuckshop", a study of conservative responses to the Great Depression.
 

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Contents

BOOK
1
BOOK
83
BOOK THREE
161
21
170
30
184
BOOK FOUR
223
35
235
BOOK FIVE
385
What Shall We Believe?
488
A Divided Australia
496
Cant We Do Anything Ourselves?
503
The Great Imperial Firm of Wealth Progress and Opportunities Unlimited
512
The Imperial Firm Goes Bung
519
An Australian in the Palace of the KingEmperor
522
An Irish Catholic to the Rescue
532
Tune in with Britain
539

42
420
On the Rim of a Maelstrom
447
Ideals Cast to the Winds
456
BOOK SIX The Old Dead Tree and the Young Tree Green 19161935
471
Two Australias
473
48
481
Patriots
483
The Old Dead Tree or The Young Tree Green?
552
Epilogue
562
Index
569
52
572
122
579
151
585
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\Manning Clark was a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and later, professor of history in the School of General Studies, Australian National University. In 1972 he became the first professor of Australian history. In June 1975 Clark was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his writing of the monumental A History of Australia. He was named Australian of the Year for 1980. Professor Clark died in May 1991.

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