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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction
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A comprehensive study of the development of a distinctive Australian literature from Aboriginal legends, through the arrival of white settlers, to modern times. It traces this development through novels, journals, diaries, poems, plays and newspapers, supporting its general findings by quotations from the works discussed. Each work is exmained in its historical context in an attempt to gain an insight into the social and cultural environment.

The study includes a broad selection of writers and works, including the diaries and journals of early settlers and explorers; ballad writers such as Adam Lindsay Gordon; colonial writers such as Catherine Helen Spence and Henry Lawson; twentieth-century authors such as Kenneth Slessor, Kylie Tennant and Frank Hardy; and contemporary writers such as Peter Carey, Tim Winton, Fay Zwicky, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, and Dimitris Tsaloumas.

An important and valuable survey of Australian literature.

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Mapping Australia's Literary History Mary Jo Pirola , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1993; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Review Elizabeth Webby , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , October vol. 24 no. 97 1991; (p. 465-466)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
The New Relativism Efi Hatzimanolis , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Span , February no. 31 1991; (p. 102-108)

— Review of The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder , Paul Salzman , 1989 selected work criticism ; Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Graeme Turner , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 4 1990; (p. 531-532)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Dominique Hecq , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 9 no. 1 1990; (p. 93-94)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Mapping Australia's Literary History Mary Jo Pirola , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1993; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
The New Relativism Efi Hatzimanolis , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Span , February no. 31 1991; (p. 102-108)

— Review of The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder , Paul Salzman , 1989 selected work criticism ; Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Signposts For the Minefields of Literature Peter Pierce , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 January 1990; (p. 73)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Charting the Rise of Aussie-ness Michael Keon , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 10-11 February 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
Brave New Words on our Literature Ralph Elliott , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 March 1990; (p. B4)

— Review of Australian Literature : An Historical Introduction John McLaren , 1989 single work criticism
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