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A Crowning Achievement: A Study in Australian Beauty, Business and Charitable Enterprise

by Kay Saunders & Julie Ustinoff

ISBN 187694432 3
paperback, 192 pages,
280mm x 240mm, black and white
published August 2005
RRP $49.95 (OUT OF STOCK)


Beauty contests of many kinds have long held a place in the social and cultural fabric of societies around the world. In Australia, the Miss Australia Quest was the longest running, most popular and most successful charitable event in the nation's history, running continuously from 1954 to 2000. A Crowning Achievement focuses on the quest, and considers others like it, to highlight the social changes in postwar Australia. It explores issues relating to national identity, multiculturalism, women's roles, rural communities, the philanthropy of the Australian people and the movement of disabled people out of the shadows of Australian social and cultural history.


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Miss Australia: A Nation's Quest