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Geraldine Brooks imagines 'the possibility of a future when we won't require national flags at all. I glimpsed it for a moment, that night at the [opening of the] Sydney Olympics: That moment when we only needed one flag, bedecked with doves of light.'


  • The third lecture in the 52nd Boyer Lectures series. Broadcast on ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program on 4 December 2011.
  • Full transcript available on the ABC's website at:
  • Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of Greg Shackleton and Daniel Pearl

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    y The Idea of Home Geraldine Brooks , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2011 Z1825805 2011 selected work essay

    'Ms Brooks' Boyer Lecture series, entitled The Idea of Home, will explore the nature of expatriation and the lessons of a foreign correspondent's restless years. She will provide a very personal reflection on the environmental predicament we face. In addition, she will explore the particular ethos of 1960s Australia as a place to have come of age and deliver a lecture on the novelist's home in literature.'

    Source: ABC website,
    Sighted: 21/11/2011

    Sydney : HarperCollins , 2011
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