Australian Autobiographical Narratives: 1850-1900
Australian Autobiographical Narratives Volume 2 and its partner Volume 1 provide researchers with detailed annotations of published Australian autobiographical writing. Both volumes are a rich resource of the European settlement of Australia. Theis selection concentrates on the post-gold rush period, providing portraits of 533 individuals, from amateur explorers to politicians, from pioneer settlers to sportsmen. Like Volume 1, it offers an intimate and absorbing insight into nineteenth-century Australia.
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