Book Launch: Graham Berry and the Making of Australian Politics

Join us for the launch of Sean Scalmer’s new book on Graham Berry. Three time premier of Victoria, Berry was a hugely influential figure on Australia’s early political life. Democratic Adventurer: Graham Berry and the Making of Australian Politics ‘recovers Berry’s forgotten and fascinating life’. The book will be launched by Frank Bongiorno at a Readings virtual launch... Continue Reading →

Vale Sigrid McCausland

Frank Bongiorno   Many of us owe a very great debt to Dr Sigrid McCausland, whose untimely death on 30 November 2016 has been widely mourned by her many friends and colleagues in the archival and historical communities. The biographical notes at the end of Light from the Tunnel, a history of the Noel Butlin... Continue Reading →

Hugh Anderson

Frank Bongiorno* The eminent historian, Hugh Anderson, died on 3 March 2017 at the age of 90. He leaves us with an enduring legacy, a prodigious body of work, and his collection of materials which led to the creation of the Radical Collection at Victoria University. A public celebration of his life was held at University House, University of... Continue Reading →

James Walter on The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia by Frank Bongiorno

Book Review: Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia (Black Inc., Melbourne, 2015), xiii and 370 pp. ISBN 9781863957762. Hb.$45.00. By James Walter    Frank Bongiorno’s history of the 1980s is an ambitious exercise in marrying cultural and social history with politics and economics. It is wide-ranging in its attention to dominant mores,... Continue Reading →

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