Name:  Gerard Henderson

Bio: Executive Director, The Sydney Institute

Launch of Ross Fitzgerald’s memoirs My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic’s Journey [UNSW Press, 2010] – 2nd February 2010

A Mate for Head of State – 18th January 2006

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.18 No.2 in 2006 (pages 9-11)

Australia’s relations with Britain carry a special bonf from a century and a half of British settlement. But while the president of the Phillipines or the USA or Nigeria can stand beside the Queen as head of state for their respective nations, no Australian can do this – Australia does not have an Australian head of state. The Sydney Institute held a launch for the inaugural Mate for Head of State Day on Wednesday 18 January 2006. At the Museum of Sydney, John Bell, artistic director of the Bell Shakespeare Company, Kathy Bail, editor of The Bulletin, and Gerard Henderson, Executive Director of the Sydney Institute, put their arguments on the issue.

The Hawke Government – A Retrospective – 11th November 2003

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.15 No.3-4 in 2003 (pages 144-149)

Australian Prime Minsters – A Discussion – 22nd November 2000

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.13 No.1 in 2001 (pages 41-56)

US-Australian Friendship: A view from Down Under – 4th February 1991

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.3 No.1 in 1991 (pages 158-167)

Speeches from the Official Opening of The Sydney Institute – 22nd May 1989

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.1 No.1 in 1989