In THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA, bestselling writer William McInnes brings together stories from regular Australians to create a personal view of our country since WWII.
Filled with reminiscences about Australia since World War Two plus William s own anecdotes and observations, THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA touches on the celebrations, sorrows and spirit of the last 70 years. It creates a national picture of our past and present, told through four main themes of romance, religion, family and home.
From the stories of service personnel returning home to the multicultural melting pot of postwar migration, to falling in and out of love, to the changes in beliefs and expectations, this book reveals a unique view of our country. Writtten alongside the four-part documentary series, THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA, produced by Essential Media and Entertainment and narrated by William McInnes.
The stories McInnes has collected are a window into our collective soul, which give us all a better understanding of where we have come from, and an appreciation of the country we live in. - Canberra Times
It is with wit and wisdom that McInnes guides us through our recent history, segueing from anecdote to analysis while chronicling the lives of ordinary Australians. - Herald Sun
The Making of Modern Australia resists easy nostalgia and avoids airbrushing out parts of our history we would rather avoid. - Sun Herald
William McInnes is established in his ability both as a columnist and author in writing pieces that celebrate life whilst encompassing the wide emotions and situations being human can bring. His bestselling titles are A Man's Got to Have a Hobby, Cricket Kings, That'd Be Right, and The Making of Modern Australia.