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Hirst, J. B. (John Bradley)

Works: 51 works in 179 publications in 4 languages and 4,749 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Quotations  Miscellanea  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DU107, 994
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about J. B Hirst
Most widely held works by J. B Hirst
The Oxford companion to Australian history by Graeme Davison( Book )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Companion draws on the latest scholarship and covers the people, institutions, and events that have shaped Australian society, politics, and culture. It is edited by three of Australia's finest historians - Graeme Davison, John Hirst, and Stuart Macintyre - and includes contributions from 317 scholars and writers throughout Australia." "The Companion contains approximately 1600 entries, ranging from essays of up to 2000 words to succinct, factual entries of 100 words. There are entries on politicians, colonisers, visionaries, newspaper barons, industrialists, explorers, writers, artists, and scientists. All the most famous Australians appear in the Companion, including Don Bradman, Ned Kelly, John Curtin, Joan Sutherland, and Patrick White. There are entries on the states, key institutions, prominent families, and famous or infamous events, such as Gallipoli, the Dismissal, the Rum Rebellion, and the Waterloo Creek Massacre. There are numerous extended essays on key facets of our national life - political, social, cultural, scientific, military, and economic. Readers will find incisive entries on matters such as art, capital punishment, gambling, language, literature, military history, and republicanism."--Jacket
The sentimental nation : the making of the Australian Commonwealth by J. B Hirst( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Was Australia's Federation merely a practical, business arrangement? No, says John Hirst. It was accomplished by poets, patriots, and politicians pursuing the ideal of nationhood. They expressed and encouraged a national sentiment without which union would have been impossible. There was no pressing need to federate; this was a sentimental nation." "This comprehensive history of the attainment of Federation in Australia is a major contribution to the centenary in 2001. The Sentimental Nation is written by one of Australia's leading historians. John Hirst is superbly equipped to communicate the dramas and intricacies of our national history in lucid, entertaining, and sophisticated ways. One of Australia's most cogent historians and commentators, he has an enviable ability to make Australian history more enticing to non-specialist readers." "Dr. Hirst's research into Federation has occupied much of his time in recent years. He has visited archives throughout Australia. Much of this research has never been undertaken before. Whereas the history is intended for a broad popular readership, its scholarly credentials are impeccable, and it is destined to become the primary reference on the subject."--BOOK JACKET
Convict society and its enemies : a history of early New South Wales by J. B Hirst( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adelaide and the country, 1870-1917; their social and political relationship by J. B Hirst( Book )
10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The strange birth of colonial democracy New South Wales, 1848-1884 by J. B Hirst( )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shortest history of Europe by J. B Hirst( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression' The Age'Great stuff ... the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking' Courier Mail'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail - sweeping, challenging and funny' James Button'The balance of analysis and description, generalisation and specific instance, is beautifully maintained' ABRDescribing the birth of European civilisation from an unlikely mixture of three elements - classical learning, Christianity and German warrior culture - The Shorte
A Republican manifesto by J. B Hirst( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australia's democracy : a short history by J. B Hirst( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making a democracy - Votes for men - Threats to democracy - Aborigines become citizens - Voting rights Aboriginals - Human rights - Removal of Whitlam
The Australian legend by Russel Braddock Ward( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gold rush - Bushrangers - Bushmen - Australian identity - Women in Australian history - Convicts
The Australians : insiders & outsiders on the national character since 1770 by J. B Hirst( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who are the Australians? - Independent spirit - Mateship - Diggers - Larrikins - Suburban nation - Empty and flat - Put-downs - Sport - Anthems official and unofficial - Surprises - Contrasts - Fair go - Humour - Newest Australians - Going native
Freedom on the fatal shore : Australia's first colony by J. B Hirst( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom on the Fatal Shore brings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of our history. They also have long been unavailable, either new or second-hand. This combined edition includes a new foreword by Hirst
Sense and nonsense in Australian history by John Hirst( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although a self-proclaimed conservative, Hirst's work has received high praise from historians ranging from Don Watson to Stuart MacIntyre. This book collects key pieces on convict society, the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism, the republican movement and more
Looking for Australia by J. B Hirst( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Looking for Australia is a fascinating collection of essays by author and historian John Hirst. Together they form a multi-faceted portrait of Australia as a nation, with it's own political culture, its own character and style, and its own particular ways of seeing itself"-Back cover
The world of Albert Facey by J. B Hirst( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australian history in 7 questions by J. B Hirst( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'If there are genuine questions about Australian history, there is something to puzzle over. The history ceases to be predictable- and dull.'From the author of The Shortest History of Europe, acclaimed historian John Hirst, comes this fresh and stimulating approach to understanding Australia's past and present.Hirst asks and answers questions that get to the heart of Australia's history: Why did Aborigines not take up farming? How did a penal colony change peacefully into a democratic society? Why was Australia so prosperous so early? Why did the colonies federate? What effect did convict orig
Building a free Australia : places of democracy by J. B Hirst( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discovering democracy : a guide to government and law in Australia by J. B Hirst( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monarchy - Democracy - Australian nation - Common law - Human rights - Citizens
In and out of work : personal accounts of the 1930s ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Chinese on the Australian goldfields ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reasons for opposition to the Chinese diggers - Origins of the Chinese migrants - Arguments for and against Chinese immigration
Don't by J. B Hirst( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (130)
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