'To be Australian': what can that mean? Inventing Australia sets out to find the answers by tracing the images used to describe the Australian land and people - the convict hell, the working man's paradise, the Bush legend, the 'typical' Australian from the shearer to the Bondi lifesaver, the land of opportunity, the small rich industrial country, the multicultural society. The book argues that these images, rather than describing an especially Australian society, grow out of assumptions about nature, class, democracy, sex and empire, and are 'invented' to serve the interests of particular groups. Third book in the series "The Australian Experience".
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