Coming of age in Australia

Hazzard, Shirley Coming of age in Australia. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1985.

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Author Hazzard, Shirley
Title Coming of age in Australia
Place of Publication Sydney
Publisher Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Publication year 1985
Sub-type Other
ISBN 0642528322
Language eng
Total number of pages 62
Subjects 430101 History - Australian
Formatted Abstract/Summary

These lectures were begun in New York, and developed in Italy. They were completed at Sydney, during August 1984. Those August days - some of the happiest and most beautiful I have spent in Australia - renewed the conviction from which my Boyer themes arose: a belief that Australia's manifold advantages can contribute inimitably to a world in need of stimulus and conciliation. In that sense these talks are an appeal to Australia to consider and value the entire context of civilised human endeavour, so that their own rich patrimony may take its place there, and ripen, and fulfil its destiny. It seems to me that Australia has long since come of age. Experience is there, and humanity, character, and conscience. Only the realisation is awaited, and the inspired acceptance.

Keyword Australia -- Civilization
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes The text given here, slightly revised by the author before publication, is substantially that of the broadcast talks. The only extensive addition appears in Lecture I, where a passage of two pages has been included in the written version.

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