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Winner, 2008 IP alternatives top Fiction AwardMarked by means of the occasions of the nice Flood of 1893 and the formation of the 1st miners’ unions, Over My lifeless physique is an Australian epic; a literary feat exemplifying a writer’s craftsmanship and commitment to bringing heritage alive. This publication places Australia’s present resource-driven prosperity into context via displaying the each day struggles of normal staff simply attempting to get by means of.
The lives of twelve amazing Australians supply a desirable glimpse of a 'vanished and vanishing land' - revealing a mosaic of Australia over the last century. 'To listen the tale of someone who has lived lengthy and good is a privilege past rate. it's a unusual and lovely technique to delve into one other person's existence; unusual simply because we frequently specialise in our personal lives, now not others, fantastic simply because to find one other is to discover a treasure.
'thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' - The sunlight HeraldAn eye-opening account of Australian wrestle historical past, untold . . . previously. In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 males have been thrown jointly at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was once so slapdash a bunch it did not also have an officer or sergeant accountable.
Within the century among the Napoleonic Wars and the Irish Civil battle, greater than seven million Irish women and men left their place of birth to start new lives in another country. whereas the bulk settled within the usa, Irish emigrants dispersed around the globe, a lot of them discovering their approach to one other “New World,” Australia.
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