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By Gavin Souter

Lion and Kangaroo is certainly one of Australia’s nice works of historical past, a wealthy chronicle of the nation’s coming-of-age.

With intelligence, knowledge and wit, Gavin Souter captures all of the milestones of Australia’s first many years, from the constitutional conventions of the 19th century to the turbulent years that the good warfare. portray unforgettable images of ratings of the main interesting members, he lines a countrywide personality in evolution.

Profound and insightful, it really is very unlikely to realize modern Australia with no first examining Lion and Kangaroo.

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‘Souter is a author of significant contrast ... This e-book is the paintings of a guy who can impose at the chaos of the earlier an order that lifts the paintings into the nation-states of artwork with no doing violence to the occasions or sacrificing the factors of scholarship as outlined by way of the lecturers. it's a nice achievement.’ Manning Clark

‘A amazing evocation of Australian existence within the years among federation and the 1st international battle, displaying how imperial sentiment ruled our lives and left a vacuum in Australia’s nationwide identification ... Souter’s ebook is fantastically written, lucid, witty and compelling.’ Gough Whitlam

‘Souter has written a masterpiece ... The publication, assiduously researched for its making, is materially explosive ... Souter shall we the cloth do its personal erupting, then shapes it to his incredible keep watch over. A powerful paintings of history.’ The Courier-Mail

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