See author Richard White in conversation with historian Frank Bongiorno, discussing Symbols of Australia: Imagining a Nation.
Symbols of Australia offers illuminating and unexpected insights into the symbols that surround us: from Uluru to the Australian flag, the rainbow serpent to Holden cars, the democracy sausage to the Great Barrier Reef.
Entertaining, provocative, informative, and often surprising, Symbols of Australia reveals a great deal about the ways nations are imagined – and how they imagine themselves.
Richard White was born in Sydney and taught Australian history and the history of travel and tourism at the University of Sydney for 23 years. He is well-known as an authority on national identity, tourism and popular culture. His publications include Inventing Australia, The Oxford Book of Australian Travel Writing, Cultural History in Australia and On Holidays: A History of Getting Away in Australia.
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