Duncan, Macgregor, et al: Imagining Australia

Duncan, Macgregor, Andrew Leigh, David Madden & Peter Tynan

Imagining Australia: Ideas for Our Future, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 2004

Long chapters on national identity, democracy, nation-building, growth, social policy and global citizenship. Young authors; Leigh later entered federal parliament and is (2013) a shadow minister. Among many proposals, the book argues that Eureka should replace Anzac and Federation as ‘the central legend of Australian nationhood’. There are extensive notes across a wide range of material. There are reviews here and here.

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