'I Wonder': The Life and Work of Ken Inglis (Australian History) (Hardcover)

'I Wonder': The Life and Work of Ken Inglis (Australian History) By Peter Browne (Editor), Seumas Spark (Editor) Cover Image
By Peter Browne (Editor), Seumas Spark (Editor)
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Ken Inglis was one of Australia’s most creative, wide-ranging, and admired historians. During a scholarly career spanning nearly seven decades, his humane, questioning approach won him a large and appreciative audience. Whether he was writing about religion, the media, nationalism, the ‘civil religion’ of Anzac, a subject he made his own, or collaborating on monumental histories of Australia or the remarkable men aboard the Dunera, he brought wit, erudition, and originality to the study of history. Alongside his history writing, he pioneered press criticism in Australia, contributed journalism to magazines and newspapers, and served as vice-chancellor of the fledgling University of Papua New Guinea. This collection of essays traces the life and work of this much-loved historian and observer of Australia life.

About the Author

Peter Browne is editor of the online magazine Inside Story. As editor of Australian Society, he published a series of Ken Inglis’s articles between 1986 and 1992. Seumas Spark is a co-author of Dunera Lives (Monash University Publishing, two volumes, 2018/2020). He had the privilege of working with Ken Inglis on these books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781925835717
ISBN-10: 1925835715
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2020
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Australian History