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Ian Britain Ian Britain i(A29502 works by)
Also writes as: I. M. Britain
Born: Established: 1948 Mumbai,
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India,
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South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1950
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BiographyHistory

Ian Britain arrived in Australia as a child in late 1950. Growing up in Melbourne, he attended Armadale Primary School and Trinity Grammar, then completed a BA at the Australian National University. Pursuing his interest in historical and literary topics, Britain completed an MA on George Bernard Shaw at Monash University (1975) and a PhD on Fabianism at Oxford University (1979).

After a period as lecturer in history at Oxford, he returned to Australia to take up a lectureship in the history department at Melbourne University. When this position was made redundant in 1990, he worked as a freelance writer and journalist, publishing, among many articles and reviews, Once an Australian: Journeys with Barry Humphries, Clive James, Germaine Greer and Robert Hughes (1997). With Brenda Niall and Pamela Williams, he edited the Oxford Book of Australian Schooldays (1997).

Britain was a founding editor of the Melbourne magazine Webber's and was a guest editor of Island. In 2001, he continued his experience with magazines, becoming the seventh editor of Meanjin.

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