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The Lucky Country

G4th June 2014 

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Fifty years ago social critic Donald Horne wrote his famous book ‘The Lucky Country’ describing Australia as “a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck”.

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Making the Cover

G28th July 2009 

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My photograph has been used to illustrate a text book: “Government, Politics, Power and Policy in Australia” by Woodward, Parkin & Summers.

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Whelan the Wrecker

G31st March 2006 

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For nearly a century, ‘Whelan the Wrecker’ was a Melbourne institution. No other company could lay claim to demolishing more of Melbourne than Whelan’s, which operated from 1892 to 1991*. And it all started with Jim Whelan who carted goods for a living. During the 1880’s, credit was easily available. And a Scotsman named Alexander […]

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The Latham Diaries

G29th November 2005 

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My thoughts on the controversial book.

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