Name: Tom Frame
Bio: Author of The Life and Death of Harold Holt [Allen & Unwin/National Archives of Australia]
Harold Holt: Why He Mattered – 6th September 2005
The Sinking of HMAS Voyager: What Happened? – 14th May 2004
This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.16 No.2 in 2004 (pages 99-102)
Why Harold Holt Deserves to be Remembered
This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.3-4 in 2005 (pages 179-184)
He was to last just 692 days as Prime Minister and disappear in the surf off Cheviot Beach never to be found. Harold Holt’s life and death have all the drama of good fiction. But what was his legacy as Australia’s Prime Minister? Dr Tom Frame believes there’s quite a lot to be remembered about Harold Holt – from being the prime minster who began the end of White Australia to his positive encouragement of Australia’s engagement with Asia. In an address to The Sydney Institute on Monday 5 September 2005, Tom Frame recaptured many of the highlights in Harold Holt’s life. Dr Tom Frame’s The Life and Death of Harold Holt was co-published by Allen and Unwin and the National Archives of Australia.