The Sex Lives of Australians by Frank Bongiorno | Black Inc.

The Sex Lives of Australians: A History

Awards for The Sex Lives of Australians

  • Winner of the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award
  • Shortlisted for the Australian History Prize in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
  • Shortlisted for the Australian History Prize in the 2013 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

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About the author

Frank Bongiorno

Frank Bongiorno is the author of three acclaimed histories: Dreamers and SchemersThe Eighties and The Sex Lives of Australians. He is professor of history at the Australian National University and president …

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Praise for The Sex Lives of Australians

‘Entertaining, enlightening, infuriating and frequently hilarious. Highly recommended.’ —MX Sydney


‘This is highly readable, serious history about our most intimate yet most culturally sensitive selves.’ —Canberra Times


‘A fascinating tale.’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘An invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in Australian history and sex.’ —David Hunt, author of Girt


The Sex Lives of Australians is such a treasure trove that it is hard to do it justice … a work of real significance that makes a fresh contribution to understanding our culture.’ —the Australian


‘Remarkable and highly readable’ —Michael Kirby

‘A great book, a compound of wit and tragedy, as you’d expect from the subject matter, plus wide learning and common sense.’ —Alan Atkinson, author of The Europeans in Australia


‘Engaging, open-minded and humorous.’ —Bookseller+Publisher Magazine


‘An engaging book…both educational and entertaining’ —Daily Telegraph


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