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'Whig' View of Australian History and Other Essays, The
This collection of key essays by the late Allan Martin illustrates the range and diversity of the eminent Australian historian's scholarship and his contribution to the study of Australian history. Some of the essays, including the influential The 'Whig' View of Australian History, have never before been published in an accessible form.
In addition to essays on varied topics such as federation and nationalism, the middle class in the 1950s and the first Vietnamese refugees, the collection assembles in one place all the essays on Robert Menzies that Martin wrote while writing his acclaimed biography of the long-serving prime minister. The Whig View of Australian History offers fine historical research, insights into the evolution of a historian and an important supplement to Martin's biographies of Henry Parkes and Robert Menzies.