In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
The politically-sensitive federal electorate of Eden-Monaro has been the power base for two remarkable, influential and high-flying Members of Parliament, Sir Austin Chapman and Allan Fraser CMG. Between Federation and Whitlam, these representatives – one Deakinite liberal and the other socialist – each held the loyalty, trust and majority of votes in this prized electorate for more than quarter of a century. They served with heart and mind and knew both jubilance and exhaustion. Eleanor Robin takes us from the high plains of federal policy and governance to the essence of Australian democracy where, in the daily lived experience, citizens demand both a personal advocate and a representation of their interests and views on the national agenda. She interweaves a knowledge of place and perceptive biography with significant national and regional history.
Eleanor Robin's stimulating account is a reminder of what a ‘core sample’ of democracy looks like. It should prompt us to ask searching questions about how our democracy works, how we can improve it, and what qualities are to be most valued in our representatives. – Frank Bongiorno AM, Professor of History, ANU