Geoffrey Blainey (Author)

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Geoffrey Blainey

Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. He has written some 36 full-length books including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, Black Kettle and Full Moon, A Short History of the 20th Century, Sea of Dangers, A Short History of Christianity and the best-selling A Short History of the World. Professor Blainey held chairs in economic history and then in plain history at the University of Melbourne for 21 years. He was a delegate to the 1998 Constitutional Convention and also chaired various Commonwealth government bodies, including the Australia Council, the Literature Board, the Australia-China Council, and the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. He is one of the few Australians whose biography appears in Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Book Cover:  Black Kettle & Full Moon: Daily Life In A Vanished Australia
In the bestselling Black Kettle and Full Moon , master storyteller Geoffrey Blainey takes us on another absorbing journey – a guided tour of a vanished Australia. Covering the years from the first gold rush to World War I. Blainey paints a fascinating picture of how our forebears lived – in the outback, in towns and cities, at sea and on land. He looks at all aspects of daily life, from...
In the bestselling Black Kettle and Full Moon , master storyteller Geoffrey Blainey takes us on another absorbing journey – a guided tour of a vanished Australia. Covering the years from the first...
Published: 01/09/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143002666
Book Cover:  Black Kettle And Full Moon
Published: 01/09/2004
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742283272
Book Cover:  Henry Lawson
''Some day,' Lawson wrote, 'an Australian writer will come along who'll remind the critics and readers of Dickens, Carlyle, and Thackeray mixed, and he'll do justice to these little customs of ours.' Even then that writer was at work, and his name was Lawson.'

GEOFFREY BLAINEY, one of our great historians, has written a marvellous introduction into the life and works of Australia's favourite writers...

''Some day,' Lawson wrote, 'an Australian writer will come along who'll remind the critics and readers of Dickens, Carlyle, and Thackeray mixed, and he'll do justice to these little customs of ours.' Even...
Published: 04/03/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877008115
Book Cover:  Sea Of Dangers
Published: 31/08/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742282336
Book Cover:  Sea Of Dangers: Captain Cook And His Rivals

Two ships set out in search of a missing continent: the St Jean-Baptiste, a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and the Endeavour , a small British naval vessel captained by James Cook.

Two ships set out in search of a missing continent: the St Jean-Baptiste, a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and the Endeavour , a small British naval vessel captained by James Cook...

Published: 02/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143204893

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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