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True Blue?: On Being Australian

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Australians mostly live in cities, yet many of our favorite movie characters are working men from the bush. We revere our sporting heroes, yet we prize their larrikin irreverence. Each year we enthusiastically commemorate a battle we lost. What makes us Australian? Why is it so hard to put a finger on what makes us unique? At the beginning of this new century, waves of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin
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Dec 29, 2009 Ash rated it liked it
This book is not a novel, as many would expect. It was more of a collection of short stories, anecdotes, articles, cartoons and images which represent what to those who contributed to this book what it means to be Australian. Which the book raises the point quite clearly. After much discussion and study it is certainly much clearer to me what it does mean to be Australian although it also proves difficult to place a finger upon exact aspects at times.

This was actually another of the books I was
Mar 24, 2015 Lou rated it liked it
This collection was interesting, though the sports section in particular made me quite angry but overall it was good considering it was a book for school.
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Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various Australian country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin. After graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1974, he worked for many years in alcohol and drug rehabiiltation. Since then, he has divided his time equally between writing and general practice. He has won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, the ...more
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