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Australian History Live!: Eyewitness Accounts from the Past

Author:   Warden, Ian
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642277787


Pages:   292
Publication Date:   01 August 2013
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This book is a collection of virtual time-travellings back to Australia’s past. Australian History Live! is a compelling look at Australian history using first person accounts as reported in the press and in journals and diaries. Included in the collection are gripping accounts of occasions both great and minor. Here you can find the heart-wrenching account of a bewildered little terrier dog refusing to leave the bayoneted dead body of its master just killed at the Eureka Stockade. Read an amazing description of Bert Hinkler landing his absurdly tiny little aeroplane (he’d just flown it across the world in a world-record time) on the straight at Flemington Racecourse. Share scientist Francis Ratcliffe’s experience of being caught and shaken by a very wild willy-willy. Enjoy the enchantment of everyday Australians experiencing the magnificent Ballet Russes tour of the 1930s, and hear the screams of laughter as Sydney beaches teem with men donning female swimsuits in hilarious protest.

Includes:
• a plethora of colour images from the National Library of Australia
• engaging first-hand accounts from significant moments in Australian history
• evocative descriptions that give a sense of ‘being there’
• an introduction by respected journalist and author Ian Warden

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Author:   Warden, Ian
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
Edition:   1st Edition
ISBN:  

9780642277787


Pages:   292
Publication Date:   01 August 2013
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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