Geoffrey Blainey

Australia: a land with news

Bold history

17 May 2014 9:00 am

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

29 October 2010 12:00 am

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

17 July 2010 12:00 am

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

Identity politics

2 June 2010 12:00 am

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