When it comes to tales of daring heists and gun-toting highwaymen, Australian popular mythology has barely scratched the surface.
In Australia: What Happened?, Ben Pobjie explores our country's humble beginnings as a cosy corner of the supercontinent Pangaea, to its current status as one of the world's most middling powers.
Sycophantic journos at anti-News Limited have fallen in line to praise their colleague Nick Cater's new book to the skies. It's a Culture clash that deserves greater scrutiny.
Historian Manning Clark left an indelible mark on this country and our thinking. But he was a man wracked with demons, as Brian Matthews' brilliant biography shows, writes Brendan Gullifer.