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'Against the Grain' examines the twin careers of Brian Fitzpatrick and Manning Clark and indicates the political and private problems that beset them either in the course of their careers. Fitzpatrick was once the older by way of a whole decade, born in 1905 and raised within the decrease middle-class suburb of Moonee Ponds. From the neighborhood country institution and Essendon excessive he received a scholarship to The collage of Melbourne and one more residential scholarship to Trinity collage. whereas right here, he turned lively in scholar existence and helped chanced on either the Labour membership and the scholar newspaper, Farrago. This used to be maybe an outlet for his rebellious spirit.

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200–1, 204. , p. 198. Brian Fitzpatrick, ‘The Origins of the People Are Not in the Library’, Meanjin, vol. 14, no. 62, Spring 1955, p. 352. Brian Fitzpatrick to Clem Christesen, 16 February 1954, Meanjin archives, The University of Melbourne. Fitzpatrick, ‘Counter Revolution in Australian Historiography’, p. 199. There is a report of the 1957 Canberra History Conference by Bob Gollan in Historical Studies, vol. 8, no. 29, November 1957, pp. 80–91. Holt, p. 80; Fiona Capp, Writers Defiled, McPhee Gibble, Melbourne, 1993, pp.

64 These critics credit Clark with a remarkable influence. They see him as propagating a dark and gloomy view of the nation’s past that came to dominate the country’s educational institutions and cultural life. 65 Others are far less equivocal. 66 This is partly the result of his predecessor’s close identification with Clark and adoption of many of his characteristic phrases, but it is a confusion nevertheless. Clark wanted Australians to give up the comforting assumption of progress and improvement so that they would confront the great questions of life and death, good and evil.

3–19. , p. 14. , pp. 18–19. ), Australian Civilization, FW Cheshire, Melbourne, 1962, pp. 6–9. Brian Fitzpatrick, ‘Counter Revolution in Australian Historiography’, Meanjin, vol. 22, no. 93, 1963, pp. 200–1, 204. , p. 198. Brian Fitzpatrick, ‘The Origins of the People Are Not in the Library’, Meanjin, vol. 14, no. 62, Spring 1955, p. 352. Brian Fitzpatrick to Clem Christesen, 16 February 1954, Meanjin archives, The University of Melbourne. Fitzpatrick, ‘Counter Revolution in Australian Historiography’, p.

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