A History Of Australia (Volumes 3 & 4)

From 1824 to 1888

Manning Clark
Winner, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 1979
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Subjects

History

Published

13 September 1999

ISBN

9780522848984

Pages

444

Weight

1110g

Size

245mm x 164mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

A History Of Australia (Volumes 3 & 4)

From 1824 to 1888

Manning Clark
Winner, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 1979
Manning Clark's six-volume series, A History of Australia, is one of the masterpieces of Australian writing. It is also one of the most passionately debated visions of Australian history, in which the struggle to realise an Australian nation is played out on an epic scale.
Manning Clark's six-volume history is one of the masterpieces of Australian writing. It is also one of the most passionately debated visions of Australian history, in which the struggle to realise an Australian nation is played out on an epic scale.

A History of Australia: 1824-1888, takes the story of Australia through the momentous discovery of gold and the separation of Victoria from New South Wales, to the centenary of the coming of European civilisation to Australia on 26 January 1888. The story is one of destruction as well as construction-the destruction of the Aborigines and the construction of an essentially English bourgeois society and the taming of an alien and seemingly sterile land.

This is not a general Australian history-it does not attempt to cover all aspects-and it is not a definitive or quantitative analysis. It is a work of art, a living and breathing account of the remaking of a primitive continent, history come alive.
Manning Clark's six-volume history is one of the masterpieces of Australian writing. It is also one of the most passionately debated visions of Australian history, in which the struggle to realise an Australian nation is played out on an epic scale.

A History of Australia: 1824-1888, takes the story of Australia through the momentous discovery of gold and the separation of Victoria from New South Wales, to the centenary of the coming of European civilisation to Australia on 26 January 1888. The story is one of destruction as well as construction-the destruction of the Aborigines and the construction of an essentially English bourgeois society and the taming of an alien and seemingly sterile land.

This is not a general Australian history-it does not attempt to cover all aspects-and it is not a definitive or quantitative analysis. It is a work of art, a living and breathing account of the remaking of a primitive continent, history come alive.

About the author

Manning Clark

Manning Clark was born in Sydney in 1915 and educated at the University of Melbourne and at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, then Professor of History at the Australian National University. He later became ANU's first Professor of Australian History. In 1975 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia. He died in 1991.

About Manning Clark

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