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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Great Australian Eulogies
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'Collected here are some of the best examples of this intriguing oral tradition, the eulogy. Each is a moving, compelling and entertaining story in its own right. And the sum of these parts reveals something about the character of being Australian - that we bury even our most significant citizens not with the overblown pomp for which Americans and British strain, but with proper recognition that even our greatest are human beings possessed of good and bad qualities....

'Some of the eulogies [...] included are: Richie Benaud speaking in the Adelaide Cathedral at the funeral of Sir Donald Bradman, Jacki Weaver at the funeral of her former lover Richard Wherrett, Garry McDonald at Ruth Cracknell's funeral, Frank Hardy on Fred Hollows and Sir Ninian Stephen on 'Weary' Dunlop.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Includes Epilogue Fear No More from William Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
  • Subjects listed selectively.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2008 .
      Extent: xi, 204p.p.
      ISBN: 9781741146639 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Toby Davidson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 308 2009; (p. 53)

— Review of Great Australian Eulogies 2008 anthology prose
Off the Shelf : Tributes Dianne Dempsey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Great Australian Eulogies 2008 anthology prose
Remember Me This Way Jenny Tabakoff , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 July 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Great Australian Eulogies 2008 anthology prose
Remember Me This Way Jenny Tabakoff , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 July 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Great Australian Eulogies 2008 anthology prose
Off the Shelf : Tributes Dianne Dempsey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Great Australian Eulogies 2008 anthology prose
Untitled Toby Davidson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 308 2009; (p. 53)

— Review of Great Australian Eulogies 2008 anthology prose
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