The 'Whig' View of Australian History

And Other Essays

A. W. Martin, J. R. Nethercote (editor)
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The 'Whig' View of Australian History

Published

6 January 2007

ISBN

9780522853872

Pages

272

Weight

360g

Size

211mm x 148mm

Imprint

MUP Academic

The 'Whig' View of Australian History

And Other Essays

A. W. Martin, J. R. Nethercote (editor)
A. W. Martin is best known as biographer of Sir Henry Parkes, Father of Federation, and Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest serving prime minister. Martin, Foundation Professor of History at La Trobe University, Melbourne, brought a deep and insightful understanding to Australia's history in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume brings together a major essay on Parkes and several significant studies of particular aspects of Menzies' long career. It includes notable analyses of the development of historical research in Australia. Especially important is an undoubted classic, The 'Whig' View of Australian History. These essays demonstrate the range and depth of Martin's considerable scholarship, and illustrate why he is rightly acknowledged as a central figure in the mid-twentieth-century development of research in Australian history.
A. W. Martin is best known as biographer of Sir Henry Parkes, Father of Federation, and Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest serving prime minister. Martin, Foundation Professor of History at La Trobe University, Melbourne, brought a deep and insightful understanding to Australia's history in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume brings together a major essay on Parkes and several significant studies of particular aspects of Menzies' long career. It includes notable analyses of the development of historical research in Australia. Especially important is an undoubted classic, The 'Whig' View of Australian History. These essays demonstrate the range and depth of Martin's considerable scholarship, and illustrate why he is rightly acknowledged as a central figure in the mid-twentieth-century development of research in Australian history.

J. R. Nethercote

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A. W. Martin

Dr Allan Martin is the author of Henry Parkes, a biography hailed as a work of 'great scholarship, infinite compassion' and 'one of the very best biographies ever written by, or on, an Australian'. He has taught at the universities of New South Wales, Melbourne and Adelaide and from 1966 to 1973 was Foundation Professor of History at La Trobe University. Until retirement in 1992 he was Senior Fellow in History at the Australian…

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