Name:  Christine Wallace

Bio: Author, The Private Don [Allen % Unwin, 2004]

Bounders, Biographers and Billets-Doux – 21st October 1997

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.10 No.1 in 1998 (pages 12-20)

Bounders, Biographers and Billets and Doux – 15th October 1997

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.10 No.1 in 1998 (pages 1-10)

Writing the Biography of John Hewson – 23rd February 1993

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.5 No.3 in 1993 (pages 56-61)

Donald Bradman – A Private Life

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.1 in 2005 (pages 71-75)

The late Sir Donald Bradman, Australia’s cricketing, all-time hero, is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most loved icons. Yet controversy has dogged his memory in recent years. In 2003, writer Christine Wallace discovered a collection of letters in the National Archinves written between Donald Bradman and former Murdoch journalist Rohan Rivett. The letters, opened for the first time to researches after Wallace discovered them, cover the years beyond Bradman’s life as cricketing great. The reveal a private Bradman most had never had heard of. On Tuesday, 30 November 2004 Christine Wallace addressed The Sydney Institute to discuss all this and to explain what encouraged her to write the book The Private Don [Allen & Unwin 2004].