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Australians: Volume 1
Australians: Volume 1
Origins to Eureka
by Thomas Keneally
Publisher Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
Published on: 27 February 2012
Categories History
ISBN: 9781741360974
Our Price: AU$ 99.95

About the Book
The first volume of a unique 3 - volume history of Australia where people are always centre stage, from bestselling author Thomas Keneally who brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Volume 1 will tell the story of Australia's Aboriginal inhabitants and European settlers up to the early days of the Gold Rush and the Eureka rebellion. The next volumes will follow in 2011 and 2013.
About the Author
THOMAS KENEALLY won the Booker Prize in 1982 with SCHINDLER's ARK, later made into the Academy Award-winning film SCHINDLER's LIST by Steven Spielberg. He has written ten works of non-fiction, including his recent memoir SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, and the histories THE COMMONWEALTH OF THIEVES, THE GREAT SHAME and AMERICAN SCOUNDREL, and 27 works of fiction, including THE WIDOW AND HER HERO (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), AN ANGEL IN AUSTRALIA and BETTANY'S BOOK. His novels THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH, GOSSIP FROM THE FOREST, and CONFEDERATES were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while BRING LARKS AND HEROES and THREE CHEERS FOR THE PARACLETE won the Miles Franklin Award.