The Resource Eureka : Australia's greatest story, editors, David Headon, John Uhr

Eureka : Australia's greatest story, editors, David Headon, John Uhr

Label
Eureka : Australia's greatest story
Title
Eureka
Title remainder
Australia's greatest story
Statement of responsibility
editors, David Headon, John Uhr
Title variation
Australia's greatest story
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The editors of this book boldly proclaim that Eureka is Australia's 'greatest story', and they have gathered together some of our country's finest historians to prosecute the case. Collectively, they compile a strong argument. In the late 19th century that acute American observer, Mark Twain, called the Ballarat rebellion 'the finest thing in Australasian history' and, like all such milestone moments in any country's expanding tale, Eureka challenges because of the sheer number of interpretations that have been imposed upon it, both before Twain and after. During the sesquicentenary year of Eureka, 2004, one journalist rightly observed that Eureka 'is not so much history as many versions of history'. The question of who 'owns' the Eureka story is destined never to be answered, but one thing is certain: the superb Charter of Bakery Hill, an irresistible sequence of goldfield events leading to tragedy, a cast of characters drawn straight from a classic novel, violence and murder on an early Sabbath morning in December 1854, and a never-ending aftermath that arguably has had more energy within it in the 20th and 21st centuries than it had in the 19th -- these extraordinary elements of a grand narrative will forever stimulate the Australian imagination. Eureka: Australia's Greatest Story is certain to stoke the fires
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
994.57031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Eureka : Australia's greatest story, editors, David Headon, John Uhr
Publication
Note
Collection of papers delivered at a conference at ANU in 2014 marking the 160th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-192) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055493492
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760020453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33799283
System control number
  • (OCoLC)924405093
  • md33799283

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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