Geoffrey Blainey

Australia: a land with news

Bold history

This is a bold attempt to write the history of Australia in 1,200 pages of narrative. A huge team of…

Quiet lessons for the political beginner – and a clip round the ear for senior players

More concerned with posterity than Menzies’ memoirs and more of a narrative than Whitlam’s, John Howard’s autobiography shows he is still slightly surprised by the measure of his success


Identity politics

In the past half century, much ingenuity and humdrum effort has gone into redefining Australia as a nation.

Identity politics

The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire
by James Curran & Stuart Ward
Melbourne University Press, $35.99,
pp. 326, ISBN 9780522856453