Australian History in 7 Questions by John Hirst | Black Inc.

Australian History in 7 Questions

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John Hirst

John Hirst was a member of the History Department at La Trobe University from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian history, including Convict Society and Its Enemies, The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental …

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Praise for Australian History in 7 Questions

Australian History in 7 Questions is a lively and exciting book, showing the skills of a professional historian and social commentator… Anyone would benefit from reading this erudite short book.’—Australian Journal of Politics and History


‘If you don't always agree with the answers, you will certainly acquire a renewed interest in the questions. This, surely, is the highest hope of good history.’ —Saturday Paper


‘With trademark clarity and insight, Hirst manages to touch every cornerstone of Australia’s past… every Australian should read this book.’ —Monthly


‘Thought provoking’ —Daily Telegraph


‘Instructively provocative’ —Burnie Advocate


‘An intriguing approach’ —West Weekend Magazine


‘An excellent tool for provoking debate’ —Age


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