Journeyings

Janet McCalman
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Journeyings

Published

31 August 1993

ISBN

9780522846751

Weight

552g

Size

228mm x 153mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Journeyings

Janet McCalman
An engrossing, highly original and award-winning exploration of the Australian middle class.
Journeyings begins with a tram journey—the sixty-nine tram collecting boys and girls from Melbourne's middle-class heartland on their first day of school for 1934. It marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey through Australian private life that commences with the gold rushes of the 1850s and concludes in our own time, tracing the life journeyings of a generation of boys and girls from four of Melbourne's legendary private schools. In an engrossing and highly original exploration of one of the most neglected subjects in Australian social history—the middle class—Janet McCalman has produced a worthy successor to her acclaimed portrait of working-class life, Struggletown.
Journeyings begins with a tram journey—the sixty-nine tram collecting boys and girls from Melbourne's middle-class heartland on their first day of school for 1934. It marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey through Australian private life that commences with the gold rushes of the 1850s and concludes in our own time, tracing the life journeyings of a generation of boys and girls from four of Melbourne's legendary private schools.

In an engrossing and highly original exploration of one of the most neglected subjects in Australian social history—the middle class—Janet McCalman has produced a worthy successor to her acclaimed portrait of working-class life, Struggletown.

Janet McCalman

Janet McCalman

Janet McCalman AC is the author of three award-winning books: Struggletown, Journeyings and Sex and Suffering and for eight years she wrote a fortnightly column in The Age. In recent years she has been working on cradle-to-grave studies of historical cohorts: first, babies born in Melbourne’s Women’s Hospital 1857-1900; second, Aboriginal Victorians 1840-1985; third on convicts transported to Tasmania 1803-1852 (Founders and Survivors); and currently on men who returned to Australia after serving…

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