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Kirsten McKenzie Kirsten McKenzie i(A102021 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Kirsten McKenzie is a historian specialising in imperial history and the connection between British, South African and Australian history in the period 1780 to 1850. She employs the perspectives of cultural history to ask questions about the relationship between identity, social status and political liberties. Professor McKenzie has been instrumental in establishing the importance of Britain’s southern hemisphere colonies in understanding the ‘imperial meridian’, a pivotal shift in global power structures following the Napoleonic conflict.'(Source : Australian Academy of the Humanities website)

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A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty 2009 single work biography 'In May 1835 in a Sydney courtroom, a slight, prematurely balding man was charged with forgery. The prisoner claimed he was Edward, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood. The Crown alleged he was a confidence trickster and serial impostor. Was this the real Edward Lascelles, heir to one of Britain's most spectacular fortunes? How had he come to vanish? What does his tale tell us about status and class, property and wealth, and nobles and convicts in the first part of the nineteenth century? Part mystery story, part narrative history, this is a tale of swindlers, adventurers and opportunists across two hemispheres.' (From the publisher's website.)
2010 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
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