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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1937 .
      Extent: xvi, 536 pp.
      Description: ill., maps (folded) ports., facsims
      Note/s:
      • Includes
        • Notes and index
        • Bibliography: p. [479]-492.

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)
Governor Phillip 1938 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 February no. 35 1938; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Admiral Arthur Phillip : Founder of New South Wales George Mackaness , 1937 single work biography ; Phillip of Australia : An Account of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, 1788-92 M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1938 single work
Governor Phillip 1938 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 February no. 35 1938; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Admiral Arthur Phillip : Founder of New South Wales George Mackaness , 1937 single work biography ; Phillip of Australia : An Account of the Settlement at Sydney Cove, 1788-92 M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1938 single 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)
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