Essential Reading

Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

Make this year
a Quadrant Christmas

Why not delight those you care about and support Australia’s best and most eclectic magazine by putting one or more of our Quadrant books under the tree? Here are some recent releases with direct links to our online store.

Beating France to Botany Bay
by Margaret Cameron-Ash

The reason French isn’t Australia’s native tongue? Well, it was a close run thing, as Margaret Cameron-Ash details in her page-turning account of the race between superpowers that would determine if the Union Jack or Tricoleur claimed the Great South Land. Order here

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The Persecution of George Pell
by Keith Windschuttle

Had it not been for the High Court, an innocent man might still be in prison for a ‘crime’ that simply could not have been committed as VicPol’s stitch-up of an investigation insisted. Windschuttle lays bare the travesty of Pell’s persecution in a forensic examination of what may well be the most appalling legal and media lynching in living memory. Order here

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Bitter Harvest
by Peter O’Brien

Fauxborigine Bruce Pascoe was pocketing awards and prizes all over when O’Brien picked up his Dark Emu ‘truer history’ and realised within a few pages that it was not merely a work of slipshod scholarship but, far worse than that, a brazen confection written in the ink of bare-faced gall. Order here

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The Invention of Terra Nullius
by Michael Connor

Terra nullius, a mythical notion injected into Australian political and legal debate only in the 1970s would have meant little to Arthur Phillip and the First Fleeters. Now it means whatever its users want it to mean, as Connor explains in his piercing examination of the gulf between the reality of 1788 and the favoured fictions of now. Order here

And for a final stocking-stuffer, why not treat yourself to a Quadrant subscription?

 

Insights from Quadrant

The race to claim
Australia

Margaret Cameron-Ash’s groundbreaking book rewrites the history of the founding of modern Australia, telling how the French had a jump start in the race for a Pacific empire, but English officials then launched their own pursuit around the globe.

The contestants finally met in Botany Bay, with the French just five days too late. Behind the scenes, American explorers, spies and a future US President made contributions that assisted the winners and prevented the continent becoming a French possession.

Order Beating France to Botany Bay here

Essential Reading

Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

Make this year
a Quadrant Christmas

Why not delight those you care about and support Australia’s best and most eclectic magazine by putting one or more of our Quadrant books under the tree? Here are some recent releases with direct links to our online store.

Beating France to Botany Bay
by Margaret Cameron-Ash

The reason French isn’t Australia’s native tongue? Well, it was a close run thing, as Margaret Cameron-Ash details in her page-turning account of the race between superpowers that would determine if the Union Jack or Tricoleur claimed the Great South Land. Order here

_________________

The Persecution of George Pell
by Keith Windschuttle

Had it not been for the High Court, an innocent man might still be in prison for a ‘crime’ that simply could not have been committed as VicPol’s stitch-up of an investigation insisted. Windschuttle lays bare the travesty of Pell’s persecution in a forensic examination of what may well be the most appalling legal and media lynching in living memory. Order here

_________________

Bitter Harvest
by Peter O’Brien

Fauxborigine Bruce Pascoe was pocketing awards and prizes all over when O’Brien picked up his Dark Emu ‘truer history’ and realised within a few pages that it was not merely a work of slipshod scholarship but, far worse than that, a brazen confection written in the ink of bare-faced gall. Order here

_________________

The Invention of Terra Nullius
by Michael Connor

Terra nullius, a mythical notion injected into Australian political and legal debate only in the 1970s would have meant little to Arthur Phillip and the First Fleeters. Now it means whatever its users want it to mean, as Connor explains in his piercing examination of the gulf between the reality of 1788 and the favoured fictions of now. Order here

And for a final stocking-stuffer, why not treat yourself to a Quadrant subscription?

 

Insights from Quadrant

The race to claim
Australia

Margaret Cameron-Ash’s groundbreaking book rewrites the history of the founding of modern Australia, telling how the French had a jump start in the race for a Pacific empire, but English officials then launched their own pursuit around the globe.

The contestants finally met in Botany Bay, with the French just five days too late. Behind the scenes, American explorers, spies and a future US President made contributions that assisted the winners and prevented the continent becoming a French possession.

Order Beating France to Botany Bay here