Australia: A Biography of a Nation

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Australia celebrated one hundred years as a nation in 2001. This book - part history, part travelogue, part memoir - tells the inspiring story of how a one-time British colony of convicts turned itself into a prosperous and confident country. Through the eyes of ordinary people, Phillip Knightley describes Australia's journey, from federation and the trauma of the First World War, the desperate poverty of the Depression, with its attendant spectres of secret armies and near-civil war, the threat of invasion in the Second World War and the immigration that followed it, and the slow but steady decline in the relationship with Britain, the 'Mother Country', as Australia forged its own unique identity.

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"Catches the feel of Australia brilliantly. His 350 pages tell you more of Australia's public history and secret life than any academic study ever could. Wonderful" ( The Times)

"Knightley deals skilfully and generously with all the great issues his country has faced" ( Independent)

"Gripping and comprehensive" ( Irish Times)

"A fine book...fascinating" ( Economist)

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'A grand encapsulation of all Australia, past and present sharp, racy and irreverent' Independent

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