Issue 6

TELLING STORIES AT THE PERIPHERY OF A NATION

2019-12-18T11:22:50+11:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Reviewed by Ross Fitzgerald   A Historian For All Seasons: Essays for Geoffrey Bolton, Edited by Stuart Macintyre, Lenore Layman and Jenny Gregory, Publisher: Monash University Publishing 2017 ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925495-60-7 ISBN (e-book): 978-1-925495-61-4 RRP $39.95 When our daughter Emerald was little, the only person she called by their full name was Geoffrey Bolton. She was [...]

HIGH ABOVE THE GAME

2019-12-18T11:23:08+11:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Reviewed by Ross Fitzgerald Cazaly: The Legend by Robert Allen, Publisher: The Slattery Media Group 2017 ISBN 9780992363161 RRP $39.95 In the late 1920s and early 1930s, which was when the Collingwood football club won a record four Victorian Football League (VFL) premierships in a row, my father Bill (“Long Tom”) Fitzgerald, played almost 100 games for [...]

LABOR AND BOB SANTAMARIA – BUT WHY NOT BERT EVATT?

2019-12-18T13:23:58+11:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Labor and Santamaria by Robert Murray,  Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing ISBN: 9781925333596 RRP: $24.95  On 15 February 1964, journalist Peter Coleman profiled B.A. Santamaria (1915-1998) for The Bulletin’s cover story. Half a century ago, Coleman argued that Bob Santamaria was one of “the three most influential personalities in Australian politics” since [...]

RED TED THEODORE’S MUNGANA AFFAIR

2019-12-18T11:23:49+11:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Review by Paul Henderson The Curse of Mungana By David E. Moore, Publisher: Boolarong Press, 2017 RRP $34.99 ISBN: 9781925522112 From 1788 in Australia there have been numerous cases of governors (such as William Bligh) governors-general, prime ministers, ministers, colonial and state premiers, members of parliament and local government leaders who have left office, either willingly [...]