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By Stuart Macintyre, Sheila Fitzpatrick

ISBN-10: 0522854230

ISBN-13: 9780522854237

'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 via an entire decade, born in 1905 and raised within the reduce middle-class suburb of Moonee Ponds. From the neighborhood kingdom college and Essendon excessive he received a scholarship to The collage of Melbourne and yet another residential scholarship to Trinity collage. whereas the following, he turned lively in scholar existence and helped discovered either the Labour membership and the coed newspaper, Farrago. This was once maybe an outlet for his rebellious spirit.

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Fitzpatrick’s one-year award of £700 amounted to no more than the basic wage but it allowed him to draft most of The Australian Commonwealth, and towards the end of the year he applied for another £700 to revise his earlier histories. Davidson was supportive, Clark more guarded. indd 24 24/7/07 11:59:48 AM from similar works that had recently appeared. 42 Clark’s reservations were shared by Professor JM Ward, the head of the history department at The University of Sydney ’and a member of the council’s research committee.

9. Manning Clark, ‘The Years of Unleavened Bread’, Meanjin, vol. 32, no. 3, September 1973, p. 250. indd 35 35 24/7/07 11:59:49 AM 64 65 66 67 68 36 and Stuart Macintyre (eds), The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998, p. 128. Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark, The History Wars, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2003, ch. 4. Geoffrey Blainey, ‘Drawing Up a Balance Sheet of Our History’, Quadrant, vol. 37, nos 7–8, July–August 1993, pp. 10–15. John Howard quoted in Brisbane Courier-Mail, 31 August 1996.

51 Although distinctly unimpressed by Clark’s account of his visit to the Soviet Union, he sent a message of succour when Clark was accused of communist apologetics. He had little sympathy for ‘Manning’s clouds of errata and Flaws and Moles and Mysticism’, but sprang instinctively to his defence when ‘the egregious [Malcolm] Ellis’ attacked the first volume of Clark’s History. 52 He did read the History and it confirmed his expectations. 53 Even his belated reply to Clark’s inaugural lecture on ‘Rewriting Australian History’ was written at the suggestion of his wife Dorothy.

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