A Secret Country

(21 Sep 1989)

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Publisher's Synopsis

This study takes the reader beyond the euphemistic and romantic popular misconceptions of Australia to reveal the often invisible past and the present subterfuge of the country.;The author recognises that since its very beginning the history of white Australia has been shrouded in secrecy and silence. He remarks that it is a country with perhaps more cenotaphs per head of population than any other and not one stands for those aboriginees who fought and died for their land.;After the bicentennial "Celebration of a Nation" the racial and political tragedy of the aboriginal people, from whom Australia was taken violently 200 years ago, continues. It portrays a country of stark contrasts, of visionaries and criminals whose secrets are exposed.;The author has twice won British journalism's highest award, that of Journalist of the Year for his work in Vietnam and Cambodia. He has won International Reporter of the Year and the United Nations Association Media Peace Prize. "Heroes" was his last book.

Book information

ISBN: 9780224026000
Publisher: Cape
Imprint: Cape
Pub date:
DEWEY: 994.05
DEWEY edition: 19
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 676g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm