Political Lives Symposium


5 December, Ingkardni Wardli Level 7 Conference Room


10.15 Welcome and Introductions


10.30 -11

Dr Jacqueline Kent When Politicians Burst Into Print


11 -11.30

Dr Joshua Black Australian National University

Secrecy and Surveillance: Sir John Kerr, Gough Whitlam and Memoirs of the Dismissal


11.30 -12 Emeritus Professor Jenny Hocking, Monash University ‘Rattling the Biographical Cage: Some Reflections on Biography, Archives and History’



Emeritus Professor Judith Brett, La Trobe University

Sex and Feminism: The Body Politics of Beatrice Faust


12.30 -1

Associate Professor Narrelle Morris, Curtin University Law School

Restoring Reputation: Writing the Biography of Sir William Flood Webb (1887-1972)




This event is generously sponsored by the Vizard Foundation.

Co-hosted by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the History Trust of South Australia.

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