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Manning Clark

Manning Clark

Manning Clark (1915–1991) was an Australian historian and the author of the best-known general history of Australia, his six-volume A History of Australia, published between 1962 and 1987.

Manning Clark reviews 'Joan Makes History' by Kate Grenville

May 1988, no. 100 01 May 1988
Soul-searching about our past is the new literary fashion. It is the period in which the breast-beaters, the moral Pharisees, are driven to tell us how, unlike their predecessors, they have political and moral virtue. The Aborigines, women and ordinary people have become the ‘goodies’, and all those who ignored them in their books or their teaching have become the ‘baddies’. The winds of c ... (read more)