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The man on the land: classics in colonial Australia

Abstract:

The 'man on the land', in his various guises – pioneer, bushman, farmer, Anzac – is an iconic figure in Australian culture. The nationalist tradition of which he is part has often been seen as vernacular and anti-British, with roots in the democracy of the bush in the nineteenth century. This thesis argues that ‘the man on the land’ was not autochthonous, and owes much to the classicising influences at work in New South Wales from European settlement to the First World War. It suggests tha...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Department:
University of Oxford
Role:
Author

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Department:
Classics
Role:
Supervisor
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Grant:
John Crampton Travelling Scholarship
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Grant:
John Ratcliffe Scholarship in Classics
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2017-06-29

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