The European settlement of Australia, the colony’s earliest years, its expansion into, and alienation of, lands inhabited for millennia by the first Australians: these are the great and abiding themes of the Australian story. Together with the rather overdone nationalist narratives of war rekindled each and every Anzac Day, they are the focal points of popular historical memory. As a result, most Australians know a little about the First Fleet, the continent’s charting and exploration, the tragedy of first contact, and the heroic lost cause of Gallipoli.
Luke Slattery reviews 'Australians, Volume 3' by Thomas Keneally
AUSTRALIANS, VOLUME 3: FLAPPERS TO VIETNAM
by by Thomas Keneally
Allen & Unwin, $49.99 hb, 675 pp, 9781742374536
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