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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'When expatriate novelist Nikki Gemmell had her children in London, she chose to give them Aussie citizenship over British. This Is Why.

'Why You Are Australian is an examination of our country thirty years ago and today: all the glory of its sun and water - and all the darkness of tall poppies and Cronulla. How does our land look from way over there, and from right up close?

'A treatise about what it means to be Australian right now. Honest, moving, provocative, uplifting - an exile′s story, a mother′s story, an Australian′s story.

'Why You Are Australian [is] for anyone who needs reminding.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: to my country

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2009 .
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      Extent: 248p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-248).
      • Published 1 November 2010
      ISBN: 9780732289591 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Non-Fiction Books Lesley Synge , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Expats Come Home, and Bring their Kids Tim Soutphommasane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Absence Makes a Heart Grow Fonder of Australia Susan Johnson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 November 2009; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 November 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Untitled Maree Reedman , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 November 2009; (p. 3)
Home under a Tall Blue Sky Karen Hardy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 29 November 2009; (p. 3)
Untitled Kate Cuthbert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher , November vol. 89 no. 4 2009; (p. 41)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Non-Fiction Books Lesley Synge , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Expats Come Home, and Bring their Kids Tim Soutphommasane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Absence Makes a Heart Grow Fonder of Australia Susan Johnson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 November 2009; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 November 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Untitled Kate Cuthbert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher , November vol. 89 no. 4 2009; (p. 41)

— Review of Why You Are Australian : A Letter to My Children Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work prose
Untitled Maree Reedman , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 November 2009; (p. 3)
Home under a Tall Blue Sky Karen Hardy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 29 November 2009; (p. 3)
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