Event / In Conversation
Published by: University of Melbourne
In conversation with Julian Morrow
Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
Cost: $10/$7 conc. gleeclub welcome
Book: gleebooks - 9660 2333 or Secure Online Booking
This event is co-presented by the Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney
THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED SECOND VOLUME OF FORMER LABOR PRIME MINISTER GOUGH WHITLAM’S BIOGRAPHY.
In the first volume acclaimed biographer Jenny Hocking illuminated Whitlam’s path to power, and here she recreates the excitement of Whitlam’s historic win in 1972, the forces that never accepted his ascendency and the tragedy that followed.
Drawing on previously unseen archival material, extensive interviews with family and colleagues as well as exclusive interviews with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the truth about the Whitlam years.
Hocking’s narrative skill and scrupulous research reveals an extraordinary and complex man who changed Australian political and cultural developments in the twentieth century.Jenny Hocking is a well-known biographer and a highly regarded scholar and commentator on Australian politics, counter-terrorism and security matters. Her work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and newspapers and she regular appears on radio and television. She is Head of the Monash University School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies, a member of the Executive Board of the International Australian Studies Association, a Series Editor of the Journal of Australian Studies and a long-standing Trustee of the Lionel Murphy Foundation.Praise for Volume 1,
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History ‘A compelling political narrative, enlivened with a warmth and humanity and a wealth of personal anecdote missing from previous accounts of Gough’s career’- Evan Williams, The Weekend Australian.