Issue 11

ARCHBISHOP DANIEL MANNIX – HIS CHURCH AND HIS PEOPLE

2019-12-18T13:24:55+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Mannix Era: Melbourne Catholic Leadership 1920-1970 by Patrick Morgan Publisher: Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, 2018 ISBN:  9781925826166 RRP: $29.95 Reviewed by Paul Henderson Patrick Morgan’s book is a sequel to his book entitled Melbourne Before Mannix.  Indeed, in the preface of The Mannix Era he goes back and mentions some of the interesting issues [...]

HE’S BACK – ROBERT GRAVES AND THE WAR YEARS

2019-12-18T13:23:29+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Robert Graves – From Great War Poet to Good-Bye To All That 1895-1929 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson Bloomsbury Continuum 2018 ISBN: 9781472929167 RRP $50 (hb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson All famous artists have not so famous beginnings. But we look back on them from their peak in recalling their lives. So it is pertinent that, [...]

DANCING WITH THE PRINCE OF WALES

2019-12-18T13:25:26+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Before Wallis – Edward VIII’s Other Women by Rachel Trethewey The History Press 2018 ISBN: 9780750985604 RRP $49.99 (hb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson Imagine our contemporary world of social media and paparazzi at the time of Britain’s aristocratic Bright Young Things in the 1920s and 1930s. What gossip might have emerged. What sensational headlines might [...]

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY BLAINEY REMEMBERS HIS FIRST FOUR DECADES

2019-12-18T13:25:31+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Before I Forget – Geoffrey Blainey Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, 2019 ISBN: 9781760890339 RRP: $45 Reviewed by Ross Fitzgerald As the Kenny Rogers country song says, you’ve got to know when to hold them and when to fold them. Here Rogers is talking about playing cards as a metaphor for life. Historian and author Geoffrey Blainey certainly [...]

THE CROATIAN SIX: AN AUSTRALIAN GROSS MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE

2019-12-18T13:25:41+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Reasonable Doubt:  Spies, Police and the Croatian Six Author: Hamish McDonald Publisher: Doosa Press, 2019 ISBN:  978 0 646 99896 - 1 RRP: $30 Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Anyone who believes that the police, prosecutors, juries and judges always get it right would be well advised to read journalist Hamish McDonald’s Reasonable Doubt.  Likewise those [...]

CATHOLIC TRIBALISM AND THE FOUNDATION OF MELBOURNE’S NEWMAN COLLEGE 1914-1918

2019-12-18T13:22:51+11:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Contesting Catholic Identity: The Foundation of Newman College, Melbourne 1914-18 Author: Michael Francis Publisher: Newman College, 2018 ISBN:  978 0 646 98201 4 RRP: $22 Reviewed by Gerard Henderson   Palm Sunday 1918 was a big day in the history of the Catholic Church in Victoria.  Some 3,000 men and women attended morning Mass at [...]