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    makeshift?

    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from True Pleasures by Lucinda Holdforth.

    "It's a cliche that Australians are irreverent about our history. But it's true that we lack a certain awe. After all, our national story is brief, makeshift, often brutal and somewhat inconclusive."

    What does it mean by "makeshift"?

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    Re: makeshift?

    Thanks but I don't get the idea.
    I mean... why is Australian history "a temporary expedient or substitute"?

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