By Frank Bongiorno
Winner of the 2013 ACT booklet of the 12 months Award
Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - this is the 1st ever heritage of intercourse in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day.
In this attention-grabbing social heritage, Frank Bongiorno makes use of remarkable examples to chart the altering intercourse lives of Australians. Tracing the tale as much as the current, Bongiorno indicates how the search for respectability regularly has one other aspect to it.
Along the way in which he offers with a few fascinating questions - What did it suggest to be a 'mate'? How did glossy war have an effect on infantrymen' attitudes to intercourse? Why did the legislations forget about lesbianism for thus lengthy? - and introduces a few extraordinary characters either reformers and radicals. it is a thought-provoking and enlightening trip in the course of the heritage of intercourse in Australia.
With a foreword by way of Michael Kirby, AC CMG.
Praise for The intercourse Lives of Australians:
'Remarkable and hugely readable' - Michael Kirby
'A nice booklet, a compound of wit and tragedy, as you'll anticipate from the subject material, plus huge studying and customary sense.' - Alan Atkinson, writer of The Europeans in Australia
'The intercourse Lives of Australians is one of these treasure trove that it's demanding to do it justice ... a piece of actual value that makes a clean contribution to realizing our culture.' - the Australian
'This is extremely readable, critical heritage approximately our such a lot intimate but such a lot culturally delicate selves.' - the Canberra Times
'A attention-grabbing tale.' - the Sydney Morning Herald
'An enticing book...both academic and wonderful' - the Daily Telegraph
'Entertaining, enlightening, infuriating and regularly hilarious. hugely recommended.' - MX Sydney
Winner of the 2013 ACT publication of the yr Award.
Shortlisted for the Australian background Prize within the 2013 major Minister's Literary Awards.
Shortlisted for the Australian heritage Prize within the 2013 NSW Premier's background Awards.