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The Australians free pdf Is there an Australian national character? What are its distinguishing features? Over the years, how have insiders and outsiders summed up this country and its people, and how have Australians responded to outside criticism? In The Australians, John Hirst gathers together the key assessments of the national character, on topics as diverse as sport, war, mateship, humour, put-downs, suburbia and going native. There is celebration and criticism. There is humour and insight. There is the difference between what Australians think of themselves and what they are really like. Contributors include Winston Churchill, Ned Kelly, Tim Flannery, Henry Lawson, Peter Cosgrove, Germaine Greer, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Captain James Cook, David Malouf, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, Patrick White, Oscar Wilde and Tim Winton.

About John Hirst

John Hirst is the author of numerous books, including Freedom on the Fatal Shore: Australia's First Colony, Sense and Nonsense in Australian History, The Shortest History of Europe and Looking for Australia.

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Author : John Hirst
Publisher : Black Inc.
Data Published : 31 December 2010
ISBN : 1863955135
EAN : 9781863955133
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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