Hirst, John: The Australians

John Hirst

The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2007; later edition Penguin 2010

Hirst compiles and comments upon multiple assessments of the Australian character, from Charles Bean to Charles Dickens, Dorothea McKellar to Germaine Greer. The wide range of his chosen authors underlines the many facets of the subject.

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