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Don Dunstan

Don Dunstan

Don Dunstan (1926–99) was premier of Australia from 1967 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1979.

Don Dunstan reviews 'Ascent to Power' by Brian Dale, 'The Wran Model: Electoral politics in NSW in 1981 and 1984' edited by Ernie Chaples, Helen Nelson, and Ken Turner, and 'The Bjelke-Peterson Premiership 1968–1983' edited by Allan Patience

April 1986, no. 79 08 August 2022
Ascent to Power by Brian Dale Allen & Unwin, $8.95 pb, 148 pp For a reform politician, these three books should be compulsory reading. They are not, for such a reader, heartening. But they do ‘serve in many respects to discover, to confute, to forewarn, and to illustrate’. Brian Dale’s Ascent to Power (Allen & Unwin, $8.95 pb, 148 pp), very much less than fair to Neville Wran ... (read more)

Don Dunstan reviews 'Flawless Jade' by Barbara Hanrahan

November 1989, no. 116 04 March 2020
Barbara Hanrahan has set much of her work on studies of childhood, sometimes childhood which is involved with fantasy and evil. Always, however, the children are presented through their memories of the minutiae of daily life, vignettes formed by detail, which is vividly presented, conveying the remembered sights, sounds, and smells of childhood and adolescence. Amongst the pictures of plants and p ... (read more)