Margaret Jones

Margaret Jones (1923–2006) was an Australian journalist. 

Margaret Jones reviews 'Black Ice: A story of modern China' by Trevor Hay and Fang Xiangshu

November 1997, no. 196 01 November 1997
Margaret Jones reviews 'Black Ice: A story of modern China' by Trevor Hay and Fang Xiangshu
In 1992, Fang Xiangshu collaborated with Trevor Hay, a mandarin-speaking Melbourne academic, on a non-fiction book, East Wind, West Wind, an account of Fang’s escape from China to begin a new life in Australia. Fang, who had met Trevor Hay in Nanjing, first came to Australia as an exchange scholar in 1984, was recalled for reasons which remained mysterious but clearly threatening, and spent a n ... (read more)

Margaret Jones reviews 'The Whitlam Government' by E.G. Whitlam

December 1985–January 1986, no. 77 01 December 1985
Margaret Jones reviews 'The Whitlam Government' by E.G. Whitlam
This is a massive book, as large in scale as the author himself, running to over 700 pages, and – at a rough estimate – to something like 300,000 words of text, lightened only by a few photographs, all of them of Gough Whitlam with friends and enemies. It is not a book for anybody who expects revelations, or even for more light to be shed on the events of 11 November 1975 when a single decisi ... (read more)