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    TEN REMARKABLE AUSTRALIANS who left their mark on the world – but were forgotten --  Ian Macfarlane

    TEN REMARKABLE AUSTRALIANS who left their mark on the world – but were forgotten -- Ian Macfarlane

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    ISBN:9781925826524
    TEN REMARKABLE AUSTRALIANS who left their mark on the world – but were forgotten

    Ian Macfarlane

    Foreword by Geoffrey Blainey

    Hardback with dust jacket, $49.95

    September Release

    ISBN: 9781925826524

     “An outstanding achievement: the forgotten heroes of Australia’s great era of adventure and creativity brought to life”. -- Lindsay Tanner

    'Today, even well-informed readers have probably not heard of most of these names. As a life-long historian, I must confess that I had not heard of one life vividly narrated in this book: George Finch’s. We learn that “he excelled at two completely unrelated activities – mountaineering and science – when most of us cannot achieve even one”. His fame has been eclipsed by a member of the next generation of Finchs, Peter Finch the actor...I found the book engaging as well as revealing.' -- Geoffrey Blainey

    A collection of short biographies of ten remarkable Australians who deserved to be better known. In fact most were well known, even famous at one stage in twentieth-century history, but have since been largely forgotten. Ian Macfarlane seeks to learn more about these people and their achievements, giving the modern reader an opportunity to discover them too.

    Chapters:
    1 Harry George Hawker: Aviator and Aeroplane Designer
    2 George Finch: Mountaineer and Scientist
    3 George Ernest Morrison: Adventurer, Doctor, Journalist and Political Adviser
    4 George Hubert Wilkins: War Photographer and Explorer
    5 Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson: Novelist and Musician
    6 Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin: Prospector, Sportsman, Politician, Soldier and Scholar
    7 John Peter Russell: Artist and Engineer
    8 George Gilbert Aime Murray: Scholar and worker for Peace
    9 Reginald Leslie Baker: Sportsman and Showman
    10 Frederick Septimus Kelly: Concert Pianist, Composer and Oarsman

    Ian John Macfarlane, AC, Australian economist, and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, from 1996 to 17 September 2006.

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