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Ten Remarkable Australians: They Made Their Mark on the World But Were Forgotten

Ian MacFarlane

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01 September 2019
Biography; Biography: general
A collection of short biographies of ten remarkable Australians who deserved to be better known. In fact most were well known, even famous at one stage in twentieth-century history, but have since been largely forgotten. Ian Macfarlane seeks to learn more about these people and their achievements, giving the modern reader an opportunity to discover them too.

"An outstanding achievement: the forgotten heroes of Australia's great era of adventure and creativity brought to life". -- Lindsay Tanner

"Today, even well-informed readers have probably not heard of most of these names. As a life-long historian, I must confess that I had not heard of one life vividly narrated in this book: George Finch's. We learn that 'he excelled at two completely unrelated activities - mountaineering and science - when most of us cannot achieve even one'. His fame has been eclipsed by a member of the next generation of Finchs, Peter Finch the actor...I found the book engaging as well as revealing." -- Geoffrey Blainey


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By:   Ian MacFarlane
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   549g
ISBN:   9781925826524
ISBN 10:   192582652X
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Ten Remarkable Australians: They Made Their Mark on the World But Were Forgotten

An outstanding achievement: the forgotten heroes of Australia's great era of adventure and creativity brought to life . -- Lindsay Tanner 'Today, even well-informed readers have probably not heard of most of these names. As a life-long historian, I must confess that I had not heard of one life vividly narrated in this book: George Finch's. We learn that he excelled at two completely unrelated activities - mountaineering and science - when most of us cannot achieve even one . His fame has been eclipsed by a member of the next generation of Finchs, Peter Finch the actor...I found the book engaging as well as revealing.' -- Geoffrey Blainey


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