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Author Keiza, Grantlee, author

Title Sons of the Southern Cross / Grantlee Keiza
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2014
Sydney, NSW : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014


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Description 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Series ABC Books
ABC books.
Summary Ever since the Southern Cross flag was 'born' in the minefields of Victoria it's been a symbol for a rebellious Australian spirit - from the battles of Eureka to those of Ned Kelly, from the birth of the Labor Party to the Anzacs at Galliopoli. The men and women involved took the flag as their symbol. But as much as it became a metaphor for anti-establishment heroics, the flag also had a darker side; xenophobia, racism, intolerance and violence. Grantlee Kieza tells the story of the flag through the stories of the people who fought under it, the miners, the soldiers, the bushrangers, the journalists and politicians, who shaped Australia. He takes readers from the slums of Ireland to the goldfields of Victoria, and then on to the courtrooms, pubs and hideouts where revolutions were hatched. Through the raw and impassioned characters trying to make a life in a new nation, he brings Australia's renegade history vividly to life
Analysis Australian
Notes "ABC Books" logo at foot of title page
"The ABC 'Wave' device is a trademark of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is used under licence by HarperCollinsPublishers Australia"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-394) and index
Subject Flags -- Australia.
Insurgency -- Australia -- History.
Irish -- Australia -- History.
Irish -- Australia.
Nationalism -- Australia -- History.
Revolutions -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Australia -- History.
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
ISBN 9780733331565 (paperback)
Other Titles Sons of the Southern Cross : rebels, revolutionaries, Anzacs and the spirit of Australia's fighting flag