'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 For many years unavailable, Judith Wright's elegant chronicle is fascinating both as a historical document and a personal meditation.
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While it was what I was after regarding research into family history it needed further research to fill in the gaps.
Series: Imprint Classics
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st October 2005
Publisher: ETT Imprint
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition