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A.B. Facey

A.B. Facey  

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(1894–1982),born in Maidstone, Victoria, grew up on the Coolgardie goldfields and in outback WA. His autobiography, A Fortunate Life (1981), which won the NSW Premier's Award for non-fiction for ...
Alan Marshall

Alan Marshall  

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(1902–84),was born Noorat in western Victoria. At the age of 6 he contracted infantile paralysis, which left his legs permanently crippled. After his family moved to Melbourne when he ...
food

food  

Any material containing nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which are required by living organisms in order to obtain energy for growth and maintenance. Heterotrophic organisms, such ...
G.C. Bolton

G.C. Bolton  

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(1931– ),born Perth, was professor of history at Murdoch University from 1973 until seconded in 1982 to be first head of the Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies in ...
Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath  

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Novel by Steinbeck, published in 1939 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize. The narrative chapters alternate with panoramic essays that show the social significance of the migrant labor problem.The Joads, ...
Kylie Tennant

Kylie Tennant  

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(1912–88),Australian novelist and historian, born in New South Wales, educated at Sydney University. Her experiences as a journalist, reviewer, lecturer, and bee-keeper, among other jobs, provided ...
periodization

periodization  

Denotes the division of history into periods, and art historians have imposed order on the flux of time by such traditional periodizations as medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and modern. In ...
South

South  

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Region including the present states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, Florida, West Virginia, ...
wheat

wheat  

Probably the first grain crop to be cultivated when the concept of agriculture was invented about 10,000 BCE, perhaps by observant women in Mesopotamia, the fertile region in what is now Iraq. The ...

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