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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction to a Filthy World, Catherine Ford , single work autobiography (p. 1-16)
An Interview with Gore Vidal, Mark Davis (interviewer), single work interview (p. 17-26)
No End to the War, Paul McGeough , single work essay (p. 27-53)
All the World's a Stage The End of Engagement, Paul Kelly , single work essay (p. 54-64)
Windschuttle's Whitewash, Robert Manne , single work essay (p. 65-77)
The Keeper of the Lore, Nicolas Rothwell , single work biography (p. 78-85)
That Old Black Magic, Nicolas Rothwell , single work prose
Focuses on the practices of the Western Desert medicine men, or Maparnjarra, particularly Jacky Giles. Rothwell investigates various viewpoints on the practices and describes his own experience with Giles.
(p. 86-94)
The One Day, David Malouf , single work essay

''Silence was a deeply established tradition. Men used it as a form of self-protection; it saved those who had experienced the horrors of war from the emotional trauma of experiencing it all over again in the telling. And it saved women and children, back home, from the terrible knowledge of what they had seen and walked away from … One result of this was that the men who had actually lived through Gallipoli and the trenches did not write about it.'

'In the century since the Gallipoli landing, Anzac Day has taken on a different tenor for each succeeding generation. Perceptively and evocatively, David Malouf traces the meaning of this 'one day' when Australians stop to reflect on endurance, service and the folly of war. He shows how what was once history has now passed into legend, and how we have found in Anzac Day 'a truly national occasion.'' (Publication summary)

(p. 95-107)
Labor's Love Lost, Guy Rundle , single work review
— Review of Recollections of a Bleeding Heart : A Portrait of Paul Keating PM Don Watson , 2002 single work biography ;
(p. 108-120)
In Praise of Prejudice, Martin Krygier , single work essay (p. 121-131)
Econo-Rot, Michael Pusey , single work essay (p. 132-143)
The Racket of Money, Kate Jennings , single work essay (p. 144-162)
Against the Grain, Gideon Haigh , single work essay
Includes reference to German author Thomas Mann's novel Buddenbrooks.
(p. 163-168)
Home Ground, Gideon Haigh , single work essay (p. 168-173)
Landmark or Lemon?, Patrick McCaughey , single work essay
McCaughey provides a personal review of the building complexes and galleries of Melbourne's Federation Square.
(p. 174-182)
Showstopper in Hartford, Patrick McCaughey , single work essay (p. 182-191)
Charles Conder Fans and Fancy Dress, Barry Humphries , single work review
— Review of Charles Conder : The Last Bohemian Ann Galbally , 2002 single work biography ;
(p. 192-200)
Note: With title: Charles Conder
The Multiple Lives of Barry Humphries, Jim Davidson , single work review
— Review of My Life As Me : A Memoir Barry Humphries , 2002 single work autobiography ;
(p. 201-211)
Against Embarrassment, Helen Garner , single work autobiography (p. 212-216)
Late Starter Starting Too Late, Jessica Anderson , single work autobiography (p. 217-226)
Note: With title: Late Starter

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2003 .
      Extent: xvi, 557p.p.
      ISBN: 1863950699 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2000-2018 Z1731488 2000 series - publisher essay extract prose review

      The first of the three 'Best of' collections, Best Australian Essays was initiated in 1998 (then published by Bookman Press) under the guidance of executive chair Morry Schwartz and edited by Peter Craven. In March 2018, Black Inc, announced the cancellation of all three, replaced by the series Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 4

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The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

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Long Luncheon Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 258 2004; (p. 27-28)

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Seeking the Best in Fact and Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 January 2004; (p. 11)

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Seeking the Best in Fact and Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 January 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; The Best Australian Stories 2003 2003 anthology short story extract
Long Luncheon Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 258 2004; (p. 27-28)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen , 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend , 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin , 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall , 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Peter Skrzynecki , Marianna Lacek (translator), 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas , 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson , 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell , Peter Wilmoth , 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss , 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent , Jukuna Mona Chuguna , Pat Lowe , Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir , 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane , 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King , 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little , 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly , 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh , 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew , 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski , 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan , 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer , 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines , 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson , 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson , 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd , 2003 selected work short story
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