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Anna Clark
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Anna Clark is an award winning historian, author and public commentator. She has a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne and currently holds a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship at the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS. Anna is an internationally recognised scholar in Australian history, history education and the role of history in everyday life.

She has written influential books such as Making Australian History, The History Wars (with Stuart Macintyre), which won the NSW Premier’s Prize and Queensland Premier’s Prize for History, History’s Children (about students’ attitudes to Australian history), and Private Lives, Public History, as well as two history books for children (Convicted! – listed as a Children’s Book Council of Australia notable book – and Explored!).

Books by Anna Clark

The Catch

Bringing her personal passion for throwing in a line, author and historian Anna Clark celebrates the enduring pleasure of fishing.

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Making Australian History

A bold and expansive history that traces the changing and contested project of Australia’s national story. You will think about this country differently after reading this book.

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Anna Clark shares what she's learned by writing about her favourite hobby

‘I never thought I could combine the skills from my day job as a historian with my great love – fishing.’

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Making Australian History: The question that stumped historian

After reading Making Australian History, you will think about this country differently.