BOB HAWKE: DEMONS AND DESTINY

2022-05-18T15:23:05+10:003 May 2022|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In writing his biography of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke – Bob Hawke – Demons and Destiny - award-winning and best-selling author Troy Bramston has assembled a remarkable record of Hawke’s upbringing and education, the people and events that shaped him, his rise through the union movement, his complex personality and personal life marked [...]

Bob Hawke’s Demons – Troy Bramston

2022-04-28T09:20:33+10:0011 April 2022|Tags: |

Speakers: Troy Bramston - Author of Bob Hawke - Demons and Destiny Topic: Bob Hawke's Demons Date/Time: Tuesday 3 May, 5:30pm for 6pm - 7pm  Venue: The Sydney Institute, 47 Phillip Street Sydney  LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE ONLY & 1 GUEST - If you would like to [...]

Bob Hawke’s Demons – Troy Bramston [Zoom]

2022-04-11T12:16:49+10:0016 March 2022|Tags: |

Speakers: Troy Bramston - Author of Bob Hawke - Demons and Destiny Topic: Bob Hawke's Demons Date/Time: Tuesday 3 May - 6pm - 7pm  Venue: Zoom PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE ONLY & 1 GUEST - If you would like to renew your membership or join you can do so [...]

THE ABC, THE LUNA PARK FIRE AND NEVILLE WRAN

2021-08-31T14:54:00+10:0019 August 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

ABC TV’s $2 million documentary was aired in February 2021. It made serious allegations in relation to the ghost train fire at Sydney’s Luna Park in June 1979. Those allegations involved then premier of New South Wales Neville Wran and criminal identity Abe Saffron. The program failed to substantiate these allegations and has been sharply [...]

THE TRUTH OF THE PALACE LETTERS: DECEIT, AMBUSH AND DISMISSAL IN 1975

2021-02-03T14:53:33+11:002 February 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In July 2020, the National Archives of Australia released the correspondence between Australia’s Governor General Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace during the constitutional crisis of 1975. This came about as the result of a High Court decision brought on by legal action from historian Jenny Hocking. In the wake of the Palace letters release, [...]

REVISITING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ROBERT MENZIES

2020-08-19T15:33:51+10:0016 July 2019|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Who was Robert Menzies, what did he stand for, what did he achieve. Columnist with The Australian and author – most recently - of Robert Menzies The Art of Politics, Troy Bramston has not only researched the official record and published accounts, but has also interviewed members of Menzies’ family, and his former advisers and ministers. He has also been [...]

Revisiting the Life and Legacy of Robert Menzies

2019-06-24T10:06:43+10:0015 March 2019|Categories: Function|Tags: , |

Speaker(s): Troy Bramston (Columnist, The Australian and author – most recently - of Robert Menzies The Art of Politics) Date: 13 May 2019 Topic: TBA Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm Book from: 17 April 2019

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