• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522848977
  • ISBN: (Hardback)9780522868470
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522862690
  • PUBLISHED:12/Sep/1995
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:History

A History Of Australia Vol 1&2

Manning Clark

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Volumes 1 & 2

Melbourne University Press is proud to present Manning Clark's six-volume series, A History of Australia, published here for the first time in three paperback volumes.

Today the 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 ,Volumes 1 & 2, From Earliest Times to 1838, deals with the pre-white settlement era and the earliest years of European colonisation through to the establishment of an increasingly settled society and the expeditions of the great inland explorers. 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

Born in Sydney in 1915, Manning Clark won scholarships to Melbourne Grammar School and the University of Melbourne. He later attended Balliol College, Oxford, and in the early 1940s taught history at schools in England and Australia. He was then 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. He held honorary doctorates awarded by the Universities of Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney. In June 1975 Clark was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in recognition of his monumental A History of Australia. He was named Australian of the Year for 1980. Manning Clark died in May 1991.

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    • This fascinating book brings together forty-two selected speeches and lectures by Professor Manning Clark.They range over fifty years from 'What of Germany', delivered in 1940, to the last, delivered in 1991 just before his death at the launch of Barry Humphries' book The Life and Death of Sandy Stone and reveal recurring themes as well as developme... Read more...

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    • Manning Clark's History of Australia has been nominated as the most influential work of non-fiction Australia has produced. As Donald Horne wrote, Clark 'looked for great human issues and presented them as moral dramas'. In this extract from Volume 5, the tragedy of Gallipoli is played out against the broader Australian experience of World War I, a... Read more...

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