The Patrician and the Bloke: Geoffrey Serle and the Making of Australian History

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Pandanus Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 383 pages
In the era following WWII, Alan Geoffrey Serle (1922-98) came to stand in the forefront of historians and biographers of Australia. As a teacher and writer, and later as General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Serle helped nurture a distinctive Australian voice. In this professional biography, Thompson reflects on the various stages of Serle's life -- education at Scotch College, service in WWII, Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, lecturer at University of Melbourne and chair at Monash University.

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