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  1. Linda Funnell Linda Funnell says:

    Mcueen’s sketches from Australia’s past provoke uestions for the present‘History making is not confined to prime ministers and generals gold medallists and prima donnas’ writes Humphrey Mcueen and in this broad generous and meticulously compiled book he gives us a history of what it was actually like to live and work in Australia from the first centenary of white settlement in 1888 to 2001 The result is a fascinating overview of Australia’s pastOrganised chronologically by decade each chapter addresses themes such as ‘Work’ ‘Life in the Country’ ‘Health’ ‘Aborigines’ ‘View of the World’ etc in bite sized chunks You could read it straight through from beginning to end or you could focus on a particular areas and follow them through the decades Flipping back and forth on particular subjects can be revealingIn the 1920s milk was ‘an almost unknown uantity’ on the tables of large Australian families most survived on a diet of white bread with dripping jam or treacle and tea Several chapters later we learn that by the 1990s half the population is overweight or obese White Australians’ relationship with Asia moves from the European settlers’ fear of Chinese workers in the 1890s that led to the ignominious White Australia policy to the multiculturalism of the 1970s and 1980s and Geoffrey Blainey and John HowardRead the rest of this review


  2. Newtown Review of Books Newtown Review of Books says:

    ‘History making is not confined to prime ministers and generals gold medallists and prima donnas’ writes Humphrey Mcueen and in this broad generous and meticulously compiled book he gives us a history of what it was actually like to live and work in Australia from the first centenary of white settlement in 1888 to 2001 Read full review here


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  • Social Sketches of Australia, 1888-1975
  • Humphrey McQueen
  • 09 December 2014
  • 9780140044355