Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Book Recommendation: Not Without a Fight - The Story of the Friends of the National Museum of Australia

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A book title of interest is: Not Without a Fight: The Story of the Friends of the National Museum of Australia by Louise Douglas
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An extract from the publisher states:

The National Museum of Australia was almost 100 years in the making.
Over the course of the twentieth century, proposals for a national museum were intermittent, interrupted by wars and financial downturns and stifled by government inaction.

This book tells the story of that group from its early days to its eventual establishment as a successful museum membership organisation. It is a story of enthusiasm, tenacity, grim determination and a willingness to compromise in order to achieve a higher goal – it is the story of the Friends of the National Museum of Australia.

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