Great Australian Speeches: Landmark Speeches that Defined and Shaped Our Nation

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Allen & Unwin, 2009 - Speeches, addresses, etc., Australian - 257 pages
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Great Australian Speeches' brings together a diverse and often moving collection of over 50 speeches ranging from colonial times to the present day. Some have resonated with a power enough to shape the nation; others encapsulate the best - and worst of the Australian character. This selection proves that stirring oratory is not simply the preserve of politicians and military figures.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Kevin Rudd
A heritage befitting the dignity of free men 15 August 1853
The greater the odds the greater the honour 15 March 1898
I would not allow a man to publish any lies 22 November 1917 William Billy Hughes
John Curtin
The light on the hill 12 June 1949
Nothing will save the GovernorGeneral 11 November 1975
The Black Armband view of history 28 April 1993
An experiment in human engineering 15 November 1998
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