Friday, February 12, 2016

Obituary Note: John Hirst

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John Hirst, "author of many books that detailed the early days of Australia, the character of Australia's democracy and its place in the wider world," died February 5, the Age reported. He was 73. Hirst was co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Australian History and in 2014 published his final book, Australian History in Seven Questions. His other books include The Shortest History of Europe and Sense and Nonsense in Australian History 

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