State governors hold a curious role across Australia, one that will be called into question when – one of these fine days, but none too soon – our nation becomes a republic. There will be lots of fine-tuning to be done before that, from the roles of Her Majesty’s representatives here all the way down to Royal Park, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and the RACV. But this book is the biography of a state governor, one who was also an influential minister of religion, among other things. Above all, he was Master of Ormond College, at Melbourne University.
Sarah Martin: Davis McCaughey
Davis McCaughey: A Life
by Sarah Martin
UNSW Press, $59.99 hb, 400 pp, 9781742233611
Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry. His most recent books of verse include The...
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