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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 That'd Be Right : A Fairly True History of Modern Australia
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'William brings the World, or at least Australia, into our backyards as he writes about families and sport and politics and life in his familiar style that makes you feel as if he is sitting down talking to you.

'Both funny and insightful That'd Be Right is part memoir, part personal history of Australia over the last thirty years. It's a biographical trip told through sport, and families and William's own experiences. He writes: "As with A Man's Got to Have a Hobby I weave in and around the events that have held such fascination for this country over the last thirty years or so, connecting them all with the progression of a life."

'Some of these events would be considered momentous, some small and personal. And all are seen through William's eyes. They range from a day at the Melbourne Cup with his mother where too many champagnes and too few winners were picked; a swimming carnival early in the morning after a gloomy and long federal election the night before; watching truly surreal Grand Final moments in a pub with a group of odd and unknown bar companions.

'William also writes about a night at the cricket with his son, which shows how things can change and oddly come full circle.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Stella
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Be a Sport: Give Pollies a Break Jenna Hand , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 12 July 2009; (p. 3)
Untitled Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 August 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of That'd Be Right : A Fairly True History of Modern Australia William McInnes , 2008 single work prose
A Banana Bender's Take on History Garry Maddox , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 31)

— Review of That'd Be Right : A Fairly True History of Modern Australia William McInnes , 2008 single work prose
A Banana Bender's Take on History Garry Maddox , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 31)

— Review of That'd Be Right : A Fairly True History of Modern Australia William McInnes , 2008 single work prose
Untitled Samela Harris , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 August 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of That'd Be Right : A Fairly True History of Modern Australia William McInnes , 2008 single work prose
Be a Sport: Give Pollies a Break Jenna Hand , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 12 July 2009; (p. 3)
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