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Looking for Australia

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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 Looking for Australia

‘Hirst’s genius and sincerity shine through, and his easy prose combined with his unorthodox views make for compelling reading.’ —Canberra Times


‘He brings a critical, discerning eye to all aspects of Australian history … incisive and compelling’ —Courier Mail


‘A powerful controversialist … a brilliant historian’ —Australian Book Review


‘Exceptionally subtle and meticulous’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘Highly recommended’ —Bookseller+Publisher 


‘This is a brilliant book.’ —Mercury


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