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Farewell, dear people : biographies of Australia's lost generation, Ross McMullin

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Farewell, dear people : biographies of Australia's lost generation
Title
Farewell, dear people
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biographies of Australia's lost generation
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Ross McMullin
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Language
eng
Summary
For Australia, a new nation with a relatively small population, the death of 60,000 soldiers during World War I was catastrophic. It is hardly surprising, then, that Australians evaluating the consequences of the conflict have tended to focus primarily on the numbing numbers of losses - on the sheer quantity of all those countrymen who did not return.That there must have been extraordinary individuals among them has been implicitly understood, but these special Australians are unknown today. This book seeks to retrieve their stories and to fill the gaps in our collective memory. Farewell, Dear People contains ten extended biographies of young men who exemplified Australia's gifted lost generation of World War I.Among them are accounts of an internationally acclaimed medical researcher; a military officer described by his brigadier as potentially an Australian Kitchener; a rugby international who became an esteemed administrator and a rising Labor star; an engineer who excelled on Mawson's Antarctic mission; a visionary vigneron and community leader who was renowned for successful winemaking at an unusually young age' a Western Australian Rhodes scholar assured of a shining future in the law and/or politics; a Tasmanian footballer who dazzled at the highest level; and a budding architect from Melbourne's best-known creative dynasty who combined an endearing personality with his family's flair for writing and drawing.This magisterial book tells their stories for the first time. In doing so, it enriches the story of Australia immeasurably.'Farewell, Dear People is a powerful revelation of the lasting cost of the Great War - a deeply felt engagement with lost lives, and a superb union of research and writing.'Peter Stanley, author of Men of Mont St Quentin
Dewey number
940.3 MCM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Farewell, dear people : biographies of Australia's lost generation, Ross McMullin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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24 cm.
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Extent
viii, 600 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781921844669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
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(Sirsi) HUR344959

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