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John Gorton

John Gorton

John Gorton (1911–2002) was prime minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971.

John Gorton reviews 'Six Prime Ministers' by Alexander Downer

November 1982, no. 46 01 November 1982
Sir Alexander Downer (1910–81) was a man of great courtesy, absolute integrity, honesty in reporting the things be observed. I think that these attributes are all self-evident in the book he has written about six Australian prime ministers. Also apparent was, I believe, a too subservient attitude to a Britain which was disappearing and changing throughout his life. After all, the concept of the ... (read more)