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  • ISBN 0855615095
  • ISBN13 978-0855615093
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas Keneally
  • Publisher W. Heinemann Australia (1993)
  • Pages 242
  • Formats lrf lit doc mobi
  • Category No category
  • Size ePub 1182 kb
  • Size Fb2 1424 kb
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"This book is our alternative history. "What sort of self-doubt leaves Australians so late in the twentieth century swearing oaths to an institution on the other side of the world? "With empathy for Australians of former generations, whether Monarchist or Republican, Tom Keneally argues that earlier in this century there were cogent - if deluded - reasons for Australians to retain the Monarchy. No such reasons exist anymore, and the tide of history has left Monarchists abandoned on their own continually eroding ground. "Part personal memoir, part call to arms, Our Republic covers the experience of this passionate Australian from a naively Republican childhood through the Forties to the present. It is also a memoir of the Australian soul since 1788. The unacknowledged spirit of Australia's independence was always present, if only as a ghost, at the banquet of Australia's loyalty to the British Crown. "We encounter the xenophobic Republicanism of the 1890s, the conservatism of those who opposed Federation, and the intrusion of the British government in the making of the Federal Constitution. Neither Britons nor Australians, argues Tom Keneally, saw Australia's Constitution as the birth certificate of a sovereign nation. "An account of both a personal and national quest, Our Republic is a blueprint for Australia's future."

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982. The book would later be adapted into director Steven Spielberg's 1993 film Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Keneally was known as "Mick" until 1964 but began using the name Thomas when he started publishing, after advice from his publisher to use what was really his first name

Keneally was known as "Mick" until 1964 but began using the name Thomas when he started publishing, after advice from his publisher to use what was really his first name. He is most famous for his Schindler's Ark (1982) (later republished as Schindler's List), which won the Booker Prize and is the basis of the film Schindler's List (1993).

Thomas Keneally Thomas Keneally. Bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story, in the second volume of a unique history of Australia.

He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. When a boatman is murdered on a remote island off Van Dieman’s Land, the authorities want to blame a famous, and very inconvenient, political prisoner. History & Fiction.

Keneally has also written a children's book and a screenplay.

The author is a passionate republican and this is his partisan plea for the establishment of an Australian republic. Keneally has also written a children's book and a screenplay. He has won international acclaim for his novels, including Schindler's List, the basis for the Steven Spielberg film and winner of the Booker Prize, and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.

This book is our alternative history. What sort of self-doubt leaves Australians so late in the twentieth century swearing oaths to an institution on the other side of the world? "With empathy for Australians of former generations, whether Monarchist or Republican, Tom Keneally argues that earlier in this century there were cogent - if deluded - reasons for Australians to retain the Monarchy.

Thomas Keneally has written over thirty books, both fiction and . Homebush Boy: A Memoir. Keneally laboured under different conditions. Australia in the mid-sixties was only beginning its slow non-Anglo flowering.

Thomas Keneally has written over thirty books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as plays and essays. He is an ardent Republican and was the founding chairman of the Australian Republican Movement. Indigenous Australians had just won the right to be counted as citizens in their own land.

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include SCHINDLER'S ARK, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, CONFEDERATES and GOSSIP FROM THE FOREST, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Are You an Author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biog. Learn more at Author Central.

His father, Edmund Thomas Keneally, flew for the RAAF in World War II. .Keneally was the founding chairman (1991–93) of the Australian Republic Movement and published a book on the subject Our Republic in 1993.

His father, Edmund Thomas Keneally, flew for the RAAF in World War II, then returned to work in a small business in Sydney Career.

Thomas Keneally, Australian writer best known for his historical novels. His characters are gripped by their historical and personal past, and decent individuals are portrayed at odds with systems of authority. His best-known book was Schindler’s Ark (also published as Schindler’s List). Thank you for your feedback.

He is an Australian Living Treasure

He is an Australian Living Treasure. He is a strong advocate of the Australian republic, meaning the severing of all ties with the British monarchy, and published a book on the subject in Our Republic (1993). Several of his Republican essays appear on the web site of the Australian Republican Movement. Keneally is a keen supporter of rugby league football, in particular the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles club of the NRL.