The Unknown Nation unravels the origins, influence and implications of our hesitant coming of age.
James Curran is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Power of Speech- Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (2004) and a former analyst at the Office of National Assessments. In 2010 he is the Fulbright Professional Scholar in Australia-US Alliance Studies at Georgetown University, Washington DC.Stuart Ward is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Australia and the British Embrace- The Demise of the Imperial Ideal (2001) and editor of Australia's Empire (with Deryck M Schreuder, 2008). In 2008-09 he was Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History, University College Dublin.
"This book offers an impressively thorough account of the struggles
of the various intellectuals, academics, politicians and
commentators who have spent the past century agonising over
Australia's sense of self." --"Courier Mail"
"Curran and Ward have written an important, serious book about Australia's learning to stand on her own two feet." --"Canberra Times"