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    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Harrap ,
      1931 .
      Extent: xi, 283p.p.

Works about this Work

Country and Lives : Australian Biography and Its History Melanie Nolan , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cercles , no. 35 2015;
'There have been attempts to relate national characteristics “by reference to climate, habitat and soil and investing the collective subject with psychological attributes” for over two millennia. More recently historians of modern nationalism developed elaborate typologies often citing Martin Heidegger’s arguments that “the being of the human finds its essence in the being of place — the belonging together of being and topos” [MALPAS 2012 : 5-6]. And yet the challenge to the ontological connection between self and place, what Jeff Malpas describes as the “topological analysis of self and identity”, has a long philosophical tradition, too. This debate over experience, biography and nation has implications for historians who have raised empirical questions about the development of collective sensibilities over time among recent emigrant peoples, their physical peculiarities, behaviourial quirks and emergent national character. In this paper I consider the role that biography writing played in the construction of an Australian national identity geared to what Pierre Nora famously termed as the “roman national”, or the collective discourse on the history of the nation and its place in the world. I argue that Australian historians played a significant role in the history of biograpy writing and, related to it, the debate over collective Australian identity.' (Introduction)
Untitled 1932 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 16 July 1932; (p. 37)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography
An Australian Biography Victor Kennedy , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 2 October vol. 1 no. 6 1931; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Vida Lenox , 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 September vol. 3 no. 9 1931; (p. 191)
Report of the 17 August meeting of the Society. The above works were reviewed.
Best sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 July vol. 3 no. 7 1931; (p. 154)
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 28 May 1931; (p. 415)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography
The Australian Contribution : A Notable Biography and a Novel I. M. Foster , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August no. 9 1931; (p. 17-20)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography ; Green Memory M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1931 single work novel
Untitled Robert Menzies , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Quarterly , 14 September vol. 3 no. 11 1931; (p. 124-126)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography
Untitled 1932 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 16 July 1932; (p. 37)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography
A Great Australian Judge John Quick , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 July vol. 3 no. 7 1931; (p. 146)

— Review of Henry Bournes Higgins : A Memoir Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work biography
Best sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 July vol. 3 no. 7 1931; (p. 154)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report] Vida Lenox , 1931 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 September vol. 3 no. 9 1931; (p. 191)
Report of the 17 August meeting of the Society. The above works were reviewed.
Country and Lives : Australian Biography and Its History Melanie Nolan , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cercles , no. 35 2015;
'There have been attempts to relate national characteristics “by reference to climate, habitat and soil and investing the collective subject with psychological attributes” for over two millennia. More recently historians of modern nationalism developed elaborate typologies often citing Martin Heidegger’s arguments that “the being of the human finds its essence in the being of place — the belonging together of being and topos” [MALPAS 2012 : 5-6]. And yet the challenge to the ontological connection between self and place, what Jeff Malpas describes as the “topological analysis of self and identity”, has a long philosophical tradition, too. This debate over experience, biography and nation has implications for historians who have raised empirical questions about the development of collective sensibilities over time among recent emigrant peoples, their physical peculiarities, behaviourial quirks and emergent national character. In this paper I consider the role that biography writing played in the construction of an Australian national identity geared to what Pierre Nora famously termed as the “roman national”, or the collective discourse on the history of the nation and its place in the world. I argue that Australian historians played a significant role in the history of biograpy writing and, related to it, the debate over collective Australian identity.' (Introduction)
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