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The Lucky Country

Donald Horne

The Lucky Country

Australia Today

by Donald Horne

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Published by Terra Nova Pr .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7357256M
ISBN 100140700129
ISBN 109780140700121


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"The lucky country" is a phrase so overused and, as Horne notes in his foreword, so abused; while understood clearly at the time of its original publication, Horne's heavy irony somehow became lost over the subsequent decades, no matter how often we are reminded that he didn't mean it as a good thing/5.

The Lucky Country was Horne’s first book and, although he would write many fine and wise things in the years ahead, he never again managed that kind of : Frank Bongiorno. When it was first published in The Lucky Country caused a sensation. Horne took Australian society to task for its philistinism, provincialism and dependence.

The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to The Lucky Country book past.

With an introduction by Hugh Mackay'Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.'The phrase 'the lucky country' has become part of our lexicon; it's forever being invoked in debates about the Australian way of life, but is all too often misused by those blind to Horne's irony.

When it was first published in The Lucky 4/5(1). The phrase "The Lucky Country" is used a lot in the Australian media, rather like how the Americans use "God's Own Country" in theirs, and the first surprise was that author Donald Horne was being sarcastic.

He DIDN'T think it was a good thing. Or a compliment/5(10). A very accessible and comprehensive guide to the last 50 years on environmental policy in Australia, framed by the writings of David Horne's 'The Lucky Country'.

Lowe's somewhat isolationist solutions to shared global issues occasionally conflicted with his own writing, however I'd still recommend this book to anyone with an interest in /5. Lucky Country is the second installment in Darren Delmore’s nonfiction series Confessions of a Vagabond Cellarhand.

(I reviewed the first, Slave to the Vine, back in ) Like its predecessor, Lucky Country is an unvarnished look at cellarhand life during harvest, replete with ubiquitous and unabashed hedonism/5(5).

In Lucky Country, Gail Holst-Warhaft shifts her focus from Greece, where so many of her poems and other writings have been set, to Australia and to her own l poems are about her father, who came from the slums of London to make his fortune in what was called, in those days, "The Lucky Country."Pages: When it was first published in The Lucky Country caused a sensation.

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Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Bandy moved to Texas with his dad when he was six years old. After his sister. Children of the Lucky Country. is a book that incisively examines the way we treat our children and sets out the ways that our society can fully realise their potential.

It's a book for anyone with an interest in our young-from parents to educators. The fact that the book's title was ironic and that most people referring these days to Australia as The Lucky Country do so in a positive light, drove Horne round the.

The quote ‘The Lucky Country’ was penned by Donald Horne, a famous (or infamous) historian in the s. His actual full meaning was quite derogatory: Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck. It lives on ot Written: When Donald Horne () wrote The Lucky Country, it had a subtitle: Australia in the Sixties, and its famous descriptor came with a rider: ‘Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck’.

As we know, history tends to filter out what it wants to remember and what it wants to forget, and this was a. When it was first published in The Lucky Country caused a sensation. Horne took Australian society to task for its philistinism, provincialism and dependence.

The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to its past.2/5(1).

The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to its past. 'Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.' First published inThe Lucky Country caused a sensation.

The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment. Get this from a library. The lucky country. [Donald Horne] -- Although it's a study of the confident Australia of the s, the book still remains illuminating and insightful decades later.

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Academic Donald Horne’s book that concluded “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people” has arguably never been truer. In Lucky Country, Gail Holst-Warhaft shifts her focus from Greece, where so many of her poems and other writings have been set, to Australia and to her own family.

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The book The Lucky Country was written about Australia in the s, and since then the label has stuck. For anyone slogging their way through a British winter, the image of Australians on the.

Freelance journalist Gina Poulos caught up with the Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis to discuss his academic life, Australia, Greece’s future and his. Back in January when the bushfires were raging, I feared Australia’s luck had ran out. But right now, I thank god I live in The Lucky Country.

Donald Horne’s original conception of the term in the book of the same name about Australia being run by “second rate people who share its luck” always seemed a bit too negative to me. Now, The Lucky Country was written half a century ago and much of it is irrelevant today – the influence of the Australian Communist Party, the White Australia Policy, and the tension between Catholics and Protestants, to name a few things.

But a larger portion of the book is surprisingly relevant. Although the story of The Lucky Country usually begins with a long conversation over lunch in Adelaide between its author, Donald Horne, and the South Australian poet and bookseller Max Harris, in reality the book was the product of a much longer sequence of events.

As editor of the fortnightly magazine, the Observer, between andand of the. Julia Horne salutes the 50th anniversary of her father Donald's book, The Lucky Country.

The Lucky Country was a literary sensation when the first edition was published in Decemberbut its relevance extends way beyond the Australia of the ’s. As the book approaches its fiftieth anniversary, I have recently picked up a copy of The Lucky Country and it’s certainly made for some very interesting reading.

I have no memories of Australia in the ’s. Australia has long been referred to as “The Lucky Country", originally taken from the book of the same name by social critic Donald Horne. I can only ever remember this being used in a favourable context, given the natural resources available to the country, the weather, the relaxed lifestyle and general high level of.

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The phrase “The Lucky Country” is often misunderstood, as a description of Australia. It was the title of a book by historian and journalist Donald Horne.

Horne’s argument was that “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate peopl. This week’s book review is Children of the Lucky Country: How Australian society has turned its back on children and why children matter by Fiona Stanley, Sue Richardson and Margot Prior.

Fiona Stanley was the Australian of the Year inand made children the topic of the platform she was given by being Australian of the Year. A new book by consultant and The minister dismissed concerns about the Australian economy and projected continued robust growth for the “lucky country.” “It.

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Whether you’re visiting Dripping Springs solo or need space for a large group, we have rooms & delight to spare. The first edition of The Lucky Country was published fifty years ago in December by staunch republican Professor Donald Horne, who provocatively critiqued Australia as mired in mediocrity and manacled to its a century later republicans use his ideas to champion a progressive, reforming idea, writes history editor Dr Glenn Davies.

IN OCTOBER. A reply. Carl Reinecke’s ‘The Vanishing Point: The story of the publication of The Lucky Country’, Meanjin Winteris a little unfair to (my father) Donald piece is an attempt to set the record straight.

There are some good things in the article about Max Harris and Geoff Dutton, but this piece only deals with the parts of the article which deal with Horne.