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The Generations of Men : Imprint Classics - Judith Wright

The Generations of Men

Imprint Classics

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'The Generations of Men' is the pioneering story of the ancestors of Australia's best-known poet, Judith Wright. The names, dates and events are factual and are based on diaries, letters and personal reminiscences. Wright has taken this factual material and with her poet's imagination turned it into a reconstruction of a past era; people, places and even moods.

This is a beautifully written family history that documents not only the settling of Wright's own family into New South Wales' last century, but also the life of a nation, as Australia was colonized by 'generations of men' unsuited in many ways to the historical and geographical context of their new environment. For many years unavailable, Judith Wright's elegant chronicle is fascinating both as a historical document and a personal meditation.


This is an Australian classic, that should be permanently in


I find this book the perfect gift for overseas visitors, as it gives a moving and thoughtful picture of the hardships the early settlers had to face- a story common to so many of our forebears.

Mornington Peninsula Victoria Australia


Book Review


While it was what I was after regarding research into family history it needed further research to fill in the gaps.



The Generations of Men

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ISBN: 9781875892167
ISBN-10: 1875892168
Series: Imprint Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st October 2005
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition