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The Patrician and the Bloke

Geoffrey Serle and the Making of Australian History

John Thompson


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In the era following WWII, Alan Geoffrey Serle (1922-1998) came to stand in the forefront of historians 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. This book examines the play of forces that shaped Serle's Australian sensibility and presents a portrait of a man who found in regional history a key to national understanding.

University of Hawaii Press, 9781740761529, 345pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006