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The Murdoch Ethos: Essays in Australian history in honour of Foundation Professor Geoffrey Bolton

Frances, R., Scates, B., Bolton, G.C. and Murdoch University, (1989) The Murdoch Ethos: Essays in Australian history in honour of Foundation Professor Geoffrey Bolton. Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Reviewing Geoffrey Bolton's life and work at Murdoch is rather like those first European attempts to describe Australia's platypus: what a complex, curious and extraordinarily energetic creature this is. Like the platypus Geoffrey Bolton defies all the convenient categories of his age. Some have labelled him a political historian, noting his interest is statues, statesmen and parliamentary intrigue Others have seen him as a champion of 'social history': a persuasive practitioner of labour history, Aboriginal history and all such 'history from below'...

Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Murdoch University
Copyright: The Authors
Publishers Website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15667
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