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Susan Magarey

Susan Magarey

Susan Magarey was the founder and for twenty years the Editor of the journal, Australian Feminist Studies. A historian and biographer, she is also the founder of the Magarey Medal for Biography.

Susan Magarey reviews 'My Vice-Regal Life: Diaries 1978 to 1982' by Lady Anna Cowen

Online Exclusives 16 May 2018
What charming company she is, Anna Cowen – warm, energetic, amusing, enthusiastic. And what a job that must have been: partnering Zelman Cowen when Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser appointed him governor-general of Australia in 1977. John Kerr, Cowen’s predecessor, had called the very existence of the office of governor-general into disrepute in 1975 when he sacked Prime Minister Gough Whitlam; K ... (read more)

Susan Magarey reviews 'A Woman of Influence: Science, men and history' by Ann Moyal

September 2014, no. 364 01 September 2014
Ann Moyal was born in 1926, so now she is heading towards her ninetieth birthday. She has already launched a work of autobiography into the world, written in her mid-sixties. But her life did not, then, ‘take a quieter turn’. On the contrary, she tells us, ‘I’d continued to spend my ageing life with passion, involvement, and intensity.’ And that has inspired her to gather together those ... (read more)