Australia 1901 2001

350–67; Mercury (Hobart), 2 August 1949. 21 Australia's Cold War pp. 176–7 'Although Robert Menzies fought ...': 179–80 180 180–1 Martin, Robert Menzies, Volume II, pp. 115, 117, 125, 129; Courier Mail, 22 February 1949; ...

Author: Andrew Tink

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742241876

Category: History

Page: 458

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Andrew Tink’s superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary achievements in sport, science and the arts. A country underpinned by a political system that worked most of the time and the emergence of a mainly harmonious society. Australians at the start of the century could hardly have imagined the prosperity enjoyed by their diverse countrymen and women one hundred years later. Tink’s story is driven by people, whether they be prime ministers, soldiers, shop-keepers, singers, footballers or farmers; a mix of men or women, Australian-born, immigrants and Aborigines. He brings the decades to life, writing with empathy, humour and insight to create a narrative that is as entertaining as it is illuminating.

Menzies at War

183. 2 Martin, Robert Menzies, vol. 2, p. 61. 3 Quoted inOwen Dixon diary entry,8 February 1947, quoted in Martin, Robert Menzies,vol.2,p. 62. 4 Hancock,IR, 'Ritchie, Sir Thomas Malcolm (1894–1971)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, ...

Author: Anne Henderson

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742241791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office as PM and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. Many followers of Australian political history, including Liberal party supporters, forget that Robert Menzies had many years in the political wilderness not knowing he would end up being Australia’s longest-serving prime minister. This book focuses on the period between 1941, when Menzies lost the prime-ministership, to 1949, when he regained it. In the interim he travelled around the world, spending an extended time in Britain during World War II, set up the Liberal Party and, the author argues, developed the leadership qualities that made him so successful. Anne Henderson refers to this time as his real political blooding.

Honouring a Nation

Loyalty to the sovereign was, in Menzies's view, a vital virtue, and indeed, his own devotion to the monarchy has become a ... 35 A. W. Martin, Robert Menzies: A Life, volume 2, 1944–1978 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1999), ...

Author: Karen Fox

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760465018

Category: History

Page: 296

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The first detailed history of imperial and national honours in Australia, Honouring a Nation tells the story of the honours system’s transformation from instrument of imperial unity to national institution. From the extension of British honours to colonial Australasia in the nineteenth century, through to Tony Abbott’s revival of knighthoods in the twenty-first, this book explains how the system has worked, traces the arguments of its supporters and critics, and looks both at those who received awards and those who declined them. Honouring a Nation brings to life a long history of debate over honours, including wrangles over State rights, gender imbalances in honours lists, and the emergence and hardening of the Labor/Liberal divide over British awards, illuminating issues that are still part of Australian life—and of the honours system—today. The history of the honours system is equally the history of the nation, revealing who Australians were, what they have become, what they value, and the things that have unified and divided them. ‘National honours are a fraught recognition of merit. They beg many questions: who decides, why some people are recognised, and others ignored. Honours provide a window to the soul of the nation and invite us to consider who we really are and what we value. These are big issues to ponder. Karen Fox provides many of the answers in this timely, lively and important book.’ — Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, Emeritus Professor Media and Culture, Griffith University ‘Give Karen Fox a gong: for distinguished service to Australian culture in recognition of her authoritative yet entertaining account of how a supposedly egalitarian country embraced knighthoods, OAs and other baubles.’ — Richard White, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and author of Inventing Australia ‘Karen Fox has written an intelligent, incisive and intriguing account of how Australians have acknowledged and elevated their fellow citizens, from the founding of the first colony to the present day … a work packed with insights about the ever-shifting determinants of social hierarchy, individual merit and public esteem … a thoroughly stimulating read.’ — Stuart Ward, Head of the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen ‘At last, a definitive account of the Australian honours system, from the First Fleet to 2021. Honours serve as a prism through which to view imperial strategies, federal rivalries and partisan, class-based and gender politics, with many scandals and controversies along the way. Karen Fox has given us a book that is both topical and compelling on evolving national identity and honours as a symbol of exclusion or inclusion.’ — Marian Sawer AO, Emeritus Professor, The Australian National University

Australian Dictionary of Biography Volume 19

An executor of Menzies's will, he was appointed national coordinator of the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust in 1978. ... BURBURY, SIR STANLEY CHARLES (1909–1995), judge and governor, was born on 2 December 1909 in Perth, only child of ...

Author: Melanie Nolan

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760464134

Category: Reference

Page: 970

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Volume 19 of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) contains concise biographies of individuals who died between 1991 and 1995. The first of two volumes for the 1990s, it presents a colourful montage of late twentieth-century Australian life, containing the biographies of significant and representative Australians. The volume is still in the shadow of World War II with servicemen and women who enlisted young appearing, but these influences are dimming and there are now increasing numbers of non-white, non-male, non-privileged and non-straight subjects. The 680 individuals recorded in volume 19 of the ADB include Wiradjuri midwife and Ngunnawal Elder Violet Bulger; Aboriginal rights activist, poet, playwright and artist Kevin Gilbert; and Torres Strait Islander community leader and land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo. HIV/AIDS child activists Tony Lovegrove and Eve Van Grafhorst have entries, as does conductor Stuart Challender, ‘the first Australian celebrity to go public’ about his HIV/AIDS condition in 1991. The arts are, as always, well-represented, including writers Frank Hardy, Mary Durack and Nene Gare, actors Frank Thring and Leonard Teale and arts patron Ian Potter. We are beginning to see the effects of the steep rise in postwar immigration flow through to the ADB. Artist Joseph Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski was born in Poland. Pilar Moreno de Otaegui, co-founded the Spanish Club of Sydney. Chinese restaurateur and community leader Ming Poon (Dick) Low migrated to Victoria in 1953. Often we have a dearth of information about the domestic lives of our subjects; politician Olive Zakharov, however, bravely disclosed at the Victorian launch of the federal government’s campaign to Stop Violence Against Women in 1993 that she was a survivor of domestic violence in her second marriage. Take a dip into the many fascinating lives of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Inside the Canberra Press Gallery

Life in the Wedding Cake of Old Parliament House Rob Chalmers Sam Vincent, John Wanna. For a man with Menzies' ... Volume 2: 1944–1978, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. 1 Martin, Robert Menzies, vol. 2, pp. X11 and X111.

Author: Rob Chalmers

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 9781921862373

Category: History

Page: 246

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Before television, radio, and later the internet came to dominate the coverage of Australian politics, the Canberra Press Gallery existed in a world far removed from today's 24-hour news cycle, spin doctors and carefully scripted sound bites. This historical memoir of a career reporting from The Wedding Cake of Old Parliament House offers a rare insider's perspective on both how the gallery once operated and its place in the Australian body politic. Using some of the biggest political developments of the past fifty years as a backdrop, Inside the Canberra Press Gallery - Life in the Wedding Cake of Old Parliament House sheds light on the inner workings of an institution critical to the health of our parliamentary democracy. Rob Chalmers (1929-2011) entered the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery in 1951 as a twenty-one-year-old reporter for the now-defunct Sydney Daily Mirror and would retire from political commentary 60 years later - an unprecedented career span in Australian political history. No parliamentary figure - politician, bureaucrat or journalist - can match Chalmers' experience, from his first Question Time on 7 March 1951 until, desperately ill, he reluctantly retired from editing the iconic newsletter Inside Canberra sixty years, four months and eighteen days later. As well as being considered a shrewd political analyst, Chalmers was a much-loved member of the gallery and a past president of the National Press Club. Rob Chalmers used to boast that he had outlasted 11 prime ministers; and a 12th, Julia Gillard described him as 'one of the greats' of Australian political journalism upon his passing. Rob Chalmers is survived by his wife Gloria and two children from a previous marriage, Susan and Rob jnr.

Dear Prime Minister

Letters to Robert Menzies, 1949–1966 Martyn Lyons. —— 'Writing Upwards: How the Weak Wrote to the Powerful', Journal of Social History, vol. 49, no. 2, winter 2015, pp. 317–30. Manne, Robert, 'Is there an End to the Petrov Affair?

Author: Martyn Lyons

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 9781742249957

Category: History

Page: 272

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‘I am sir [sure] you will act as human bean’, wrote one distressed pensioner to Prime Minister Robert Menzies in 1953, pleading for assistance. Robert Menzies received 22,000 letters during his record-breaking 1949-1966 second term as Australian Prime Minister. From war veterans, widows and political leaders to school students and homespun philosophers. Ordinary citizens sent their congratulations and grievances and commented on speeches they had heard on radio. They lectured him, quoted Shakespeare and the Bible at him and sent advice on how to eliminate the rabbit problem. In Dear Prime Minister, Menzies’ fabled ‘Forgotten People’ write back. Revealed here for the first time, the letters respond to the royal visit of 1954, Communism, Australia’s British connection and the dire poverty of aged pensioners. For many writers, these were not post-war boom years, but a time of anxiety and conflict, punctuated by fears of war, another Great Depression, or a nuclear Armageddon. Dear Prime Minister is a fascinating insight into the concerns, assumptions and political beliefs of 1950s and 1960s Australians. 'An elegantly wry testament to a lost era of letter-writing, as Menzies’ ‘Forgotten People’ lay bare their assorted fears, gripes, hopes, sycophancy, paranoia, generosity, smugness, ingrained racism, sectarian prejudices, sometimes desperate poverty – and often atrocious spelling.' – Richard White

Nazi Dreamtime

R. Menzies, London, to Menzies family, Melbourne, 2 May 1935, Robert Menzies Papers, M5493 6/572. ... vol. 1, 236, 3 August 1938. For contrasting viewpoints; A. Clarke, 'Menzies and Hitler', Australian Financial Review, 19 April 2001.

Author: David Bird

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783081240

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

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‘Nazi Dreamtime’ is the ground-breaking story of extreme-right, ultra-nationalist thought and practice in Australia in the period immediately before and during the Second World War. It focuses on those native-born Australians who were attracted to the ideology of Nazism in Germany from 1933.

Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History

Volume 1: 1894–1943 (Melbourne, 1993); Martin, Robert Menzies: A Life. Volume 2: 1944–1978 (Melbourne, 1999). David Day, Menzies and Churchill at War: A Controversial New Account of the 1941 Struggle for Power (Sydney, 1986); Day, ...

Author: Matthew Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230625372

Category: History

Page: 289

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This book provides a concise and accessible introduction to modern military history. The collection is a clear and up to date survey of the significant debates, interpretations and historiographical shifts for a series of key themes in military history. Each chapter is supported by notes and a brief bibliography outlining further reading.

Doing Politics

1 2 3 4 5 6 R. W. Connell & T. H. Irving , Class Structure in Australian History : Documents , Narratives and ... Robert Menzies : A Life , Volume 1 , 1894–1943 ; Volume 2 , 1944–1978 , Melbourne University Press , 1993 & 1999 .

Author: Judith Brett

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922459220

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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A brilliant collection of the best essays by award-winning writer Judith Brett, long revered by those in the know as Australia’s brightest and most astute political commentator.

Ancestors of Clifford Earl McAllister Vol 2 Family Groups

69074944. ii. Alwyn MacAlwyn was born in 1165 in Inchmurrin, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He died in 1225 in Inchmurrin, ... Margaret Evioth and Robert Menzies had the following child: 17244176. i. John De MENZIES was born in 1323 in ...

Author: Diana Jean Muir


ISBN: 9781387901401



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