Ian Hancock


2020-05-08T15:12:07+10:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 1968 the new Prime Minister, John Gorton, appointed Ainsley Gotto, aged 22, as his principal private secretary. She became one of the most talked about young women in Australia.  Hitherto, no woman had been so close to the centre of power, and certainly none was known publicly to be so close. A most private [...]

Ian Hancock: Ainsley Gotto – Working with John Gorton

2020-02-28T10:01:28+11:00January 19th, 2020|Tags: |

SPEAKER:   IAN HANCOCK (Ian Hancock – ANU, School of History & author most recently of Ainsley Gotto)  DATE: Wednesday 11 March 2020 *Book from 28 February 2020**  TIME: 5.30 for 6pm     LIGHT REFRESHMENTS   TOPIC: Ainsley Gotto – Working with John Gorton VENUE: The Sydney Institute, 47 Phillip Street (between Bent and Bridge [...]

Tom Hughes QC – Many Sides to A Character

2017-04-20T11:55:22+10:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

For more that 30 years, Tom Hughes, a scion of a notable Sydney family of high achievers, was one of Australia’s top barristers, renowned, respected and sometimes eared for his dominating presence in the courtroom. Historian Ian Hancock is Editorial Fellow of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and author, most recently, of Tom Hughes – [...]

Nick Greiner – A Political Life

2017-05-10T10:49:45+10:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Nick Greiner came into office as Premier of New South Wales in 1988, wanting to do more than change lifestyles, win re-election and remain popular, and he proceeded to implement a wide-ranging and enduring transformation of what he called “NSW Inc.”. To many, Greiner’s untimely end as premier leaves many questions. Ian Hancock, historian and [...]

The Whitlam Government, The Dismissal and all that: Four Views

2017-04-21T17:30:12+10:00November 8th, 2005|Categories: Function|Tags: , , , , |

Speaker(s): Ann Curthoys|David Smith|Ian Hancock|Michael Sexton Date: 2005-11-08 Venue: Clayton Utz Seminar Room, Level 30, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney Time: 6:00pm (arrive at 5:30pm)