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03 March - Manning Clark, preserved Australian History.

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:14 pm
by Max ADU
Australian Birthday Today -Charles Manning Hope Clark AC born 3 March 1915 Sydney New South Wales – died 23 May 1991, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, an Australian historian, was the author of the best-known general history of Australia, his six-volume A History of Australia, published between 1962 and 1987.

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A descendant of the Revd Samuel Marsden, the "flogging parson" of early colonial New South Wales

Clark's happiest memories of his youth were of the years 1922–24, when his father was the vicar of Phillip Island, south-east of Melbourne, where he acquired the love of fishing and of cricket, which he retained for the rest of his life.

Educated at state schools at Cowes and Belgrave, and then at Melbourne Grammar School, suffered from a lot of ridicule and bullying, and acquired a lifelong dislike for the sons of the Melbourne upper class who had tormented him.

He has been described as "Australia's most famous historian", but his work has been the target of much criticism, particularly from conservative and classical liberal academics and philosophers

Clark was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1975.
He won the Moomba Book Award and the Henry Lawson Arts Award in 1969, the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal in 1970, Age Book Prize in 1974 and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1979.

He was awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Melbourne, Newcastle University and Sydney University and 1980 he was named Australian of the Year

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:14 pm
by Max ADU
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