Name:  Ross McMullin

Bio: Author of the award-winning biography Pompey Elliott, So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the world’s first national labour government [Scribe Publications] and Will Dyson: Australia’s Radical Genius [Scribe Publications, 2006]

Will Dyson: Australia’s Forgotten Genius – 21st September 2006

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.19 No.1 in 2007 (pages 15-26)

Early Australia in War and Peace: Chris Watson and Pompey Elliot – 22nd March 2005

Early Australia In War and Peace: Prime Minister Chris Watson and Brigadier-General Pompey Elliott

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.2 in 2005 (pages 47-61)

Chris Watson was Labor’s first prime minister – but he split with Labor in 1916 over conscription and joined the political conservatives. Pompey Elliott was one of Australia’s finest military leaders in World War 1 – but he returned to Australia a disillusioned man and committed suicide in 1931. Ross McMullin is the author of the award-winning biography Pompey Elliott, and So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the world’s first national labour government [Scribe Publications] and has brought together the lives of these two men in an evaluation of Australia in the early twentieth century. Their stories tell us much about early Australia – in war and peace. Ross McMulllin addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday, 22 March 2005.

Villers-Bretonneux: What Really Happened

In March 1918, the Germans launched an immense offensive that led to Britain’s gravest crisis of WWI. There was widespread concern — under-recognised today — that after years of terrible casualties and hardships the war might be lost. Australia’s soldiers, rushed to the rescue in this climax of the conflict, were influencing the destiny of […]

Villers-Bretonneux – What Really Happened – Ross McMullin

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Villers-Bretonneux – What Really Happened

Speaker(s): Ross McMullin (Award winning biographer and historian) Date: 7th Nov 2018 Topic: Villers-Bretonneux – What Really Happened Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm Book from: 25 October 2018  

Pompey Elliott at War

Ross McMullin is an historian and biographer who has written extensively about Australia’s involvement in World War I. Dr McMullin’s biographies include the award-winning Pompey Elliott and Will Dyson: Australia’s radical genius. His most recent publication is a new work – Pompey Elliott at War – In His Own Words. To talk about this remarkable Australian general and […]

Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Gifted Australians who Died in the Great War

Dr Ross McMullin is a senior History fellow at the  University of Melbourne and the author (most recently) of Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation. He is also the author of the award winning Pompey Elliott. Farewell Dear People tells the stories of ten outstanding young Australians who gave their lives in battle during the First World War. […]

Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Gifted Australians who Died in the Great War

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Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Gifted Australians who Died in the Great War

Light refreshments will be served. Speaker(s): Ross McMullin Date: 2012-10-30 Venue: The Sydney Institute, 41 Phillip Street, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm

Will Dyson: Australia’s Forgotten Genius

Speaker(s): Ross McMullin Date: 2006-09-21 Venue: 41 Phillip Street, Sydney Time: 6:00pm (arrive at 5:30pm)

Early Australia in War and Peace: Chris Watson and Pompey Elliot

Speaker(s): Ross McMullin Date: 2005-03-22 Venue: 41 Phillip Street, Sydney Time: 6:00pm (arrive at 5:30pm)