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Russel Ward Russel Ward i(A9794 works by) (a.k.a. Russel Braddock Ward)
Born: Established: 9 Nov 1914 ; Died: Ceased: 13 Aug 1995
Gender: Male
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The University of New England remembers one of its most renowned scholars, Emeritus Professor Russel Braddock Ward, AM, with an annual lecture. Ward taught at UNE from 1957, and was Deputy Chancellor of UNE from 1981-1989. He was the author of a number of distinguished works, including The Australian Legend (1958), A Nation for a Continent (1977) and Finding Australia (1987).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

1986 Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to literature particularly in the field of Australian history.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Australian Legend Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1958 Z12060 1958 multi chapter work criticism

'In this classic piece of Australian literary heritage, Russell Ward looks at the ideals, traits and behaviours Australians think as typical of themselves. His now famous, penetrating analysis of nineteenth century Australian history shows how the characteristically Australian traits first found expression in the frontier life of the nomad pastoral workers of the outback, eventually pervading Australian literature and life in general. Ward has drawn on both English and American literature, documents and statistics, journals and papers and perhaps most vividly of all, on Australian folk-songs and ballads for his account. First published in 1958, this important literary work is now available in a striking new jacket for a further generation of Australian readers.' (Publication summary)

1958-1959 joint winner Ernest Scott Prize Shared with Dr Keith Sinclair author of A History of New Zealand
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