Book review: The Unknown Nation : Australia After Empire

Waters, Christopher 2011, Book review: The Unknown Nation : Australia After Empire, Labour history, no. 101, pp. 237-238.

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Title Book review: The Unknown Nation : Australia After Empire
Author(s) Waters, Christopher
Journal name Labour history
Issue number 101
Start page 237
End page 238
Total pages 2
Publisher Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Place of publication Australia
Publication date 2011-11-01
ISSN 0023-6942
Keyword(s) Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences
Industrial Relations & Labor
Business & Economics
Summary The Unknown Nation is an illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity. The task of remodelling the national image touched every aspect of Australian life where identifiably British ideas, habits and symbols—from foreign relations to the national anthem—had grown obsolete. How to celebrate Australia's past achievements and present aspirations became a source of public controversy as community leaders struggled to find the appropriate language and rhetoric to invoke a new era.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C4 Letter or note
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