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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Symbols of Australia
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'How did the kangaroo transform from a bizarre curiosity to an internationally recognised symbol of Australia? How did Vegemite, a waste product of beer, come to be the most popular spread in the country? How did the Opera House survive early controversy to become a national symbol equal to the Pyramids or the Taj Mahal? And does the pavlova belong to Australia or New Zealand?

'Australia is a land of symbols. From the curious, the folkloric, the official, the ancient, the inspiring, the commercial, the lovable, the feared, even the edible, these symbols make the abstract concept of the nation tangible and give us an identity by representing Australia to itself and the world. But how are national symbols created? What makes them popular? Do they unite or divide the nation? And what do they really mean?

'Symbols of Australia uncovers the stories behind Australia's best-loved symbols. Entertaining, provocative and often surprising, it proves that while some may seem quirky or frivolous and others get taken for granted, they all have significance that goes beyond the surface.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Works about this Work

Reviews : Books Geoffrey Bolton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , March vol. 42 no. 1 2011; (p. 157-158)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay
Image is Everything Sally Pryor , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 June 2010; (p. 12-13)
Truth and Myth Conceptions Robyn Doreian , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay
Books Susan Hewitt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 30 January 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay ; Journeys to the Interior Nicolas Rothwell , 2010 selected work essay
Leading the Symbol Life Roy Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay ; Dog's Eye and Dead Horse : The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang Graham Seal , 2009 reference
Off the Shelf : Australia Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 January 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay
Leading the Symbol Life Roy Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay ; Dog's Eye and Dead Horse : The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slang Graham Seal , 2009 reference
Books Susan Hewitt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 30 January 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay ; Journeys to the Interior Nicolas Rothwell , 2010 selected work essay
Truth and Myth Conceptions Robyn Doreian , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay
Reviews : Books Geoffrey Bolton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , March vol. 42 no. 1 2011; (p. 157-158)

— Review of Symbols of Australia 2009 anthology essay
Image is Everything Sally Pryor , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 June 2010; (p. 12-13)
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