Farewell, Dear People: biographies of Australia’s lost by Ross McMullin

By Ross McMullin

WINNER OF THE 2013 top MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

WINNER OF THE 2012 MANNING CLARK apartment nationwide CULTURAL AWARD

COMMENDED FOR THE FAW EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION AWARD

For Australia, a brand new state with a comparatively small inhabitants, the demise of 60,000 squaddies in the course of international conflict i used to be catastrophic. it truly is infrequently fabulous, then, that Australians comparing the implications of the clash have tended to concentration totally on the numbing variety of losses — at the sheer volume of all these countrymen who didn't go back.

That there should have been awesome members between them has been implicitly understood, yet those specific Australians are unknown at the present time. This booklet seeks to retrieve their tales and to fill the gaps in our collective reminiscence. Farewell, expensive People includes ten prolonged biographies of younger males who exemplified Australia’s talented misplaced new release of worldwide struggle I.

Among them are money owed of an the world over acclaimed clinical researcher; an army officer defined by way of his brigadier as almost certainly an Australian Kitchener; a rugby overseas who turned an esteemed administrator and a emerging hard work famous person; an engineer who excelled on Mawson’s Antarctic undertaking; a visionary vigneron and neighborhood chief who used to be popular for profitable winemaking at an strangely younger age; a Western Australian Rhodes student guaranteed of a shining destiny within the legislation and/or politics; a Tasmanian footballer who dazzled on the optimum point; and a budding architect from Melbourne’s best-known inventive dynasty who mixed an endearing character together with his family’s aptitude for writing and drawing.

This magisterial ebook tells their tales for the 1st time. In doing so, it enriches the tale of Australia immeasurably.

PRAISE FOR ROSS MCMULLIN

‘A remarkably stable publication … Farewell pricey People has increased the learn of Australian involvement within the nice conflict to a brand new size in braveness, dedication and sacrifice.’ The Spectator

‘There is quite a bit to appreciate and to compliment during this ebook. The examine is prodigious, the storytelling hypnotic, the boldness and readability of the author awesome. don't for a moment ponder this booklet as army background purely or commonly … it is a wealthy ebook, to be certain. one who I learn with such excitement and admiration. it's a impressive tribute to the ten males whose lives we find for the 1st time, a rare account of Australia from concerning the 1870s and into the Nineteen Thirties, and deeply moving.’ The Canberra Times

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