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Documents that shaped Australia: records of a nation's heritage

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Hardcover, 362 pages
Published 2010 by Pier 9
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Matthew Hodge
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This is a collection of 100 documents that give an overview of Australia's national history up to 2008 (the final entry is Kevin Rudd's sorry speech).

While there was some fascinating stuff here, John Thompson's narration on each document was rather dry and academic, so you never felt a particular surge of enthusiasm for anything.

Also, as time went on, it became apparent that a lot of the document inclusion was designed to address indigenous relations in our country. So some famous documents woul
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Born in the Midlands during the 1930’s, then brought up from modest beginnings in the South of England, the author was shocked to discover at the age of 43, during a divorce and custody battle for his children, that he was adopted at birth. He decided to search for his natural parents, which led to an entirely new and wealthy family with an inspiring 700 year old history. The next thirty years ...more
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