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Benjamin T. Jones

Benjamin T. Jones

Benjamin T. Jones is a lecturer in history at Central Queensland University and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Studies Institute. He has published extensively on Australian politics and history with a focus on national identity and republicanism. His most recent books are This Time: Australia’s republican past and future (Redback, 2018) and History in a Post-Truth World: Theory and praxis (Routledge, 2020). 

Benjamin T. Jones reviews 'Democratic Adventurer: Graham Berry and the making of Australian politics' by Sean Scalmer

June–July 2020, no. 422 26 May 2020
Australians have a healthy appetite for political memoirs and biographies at a federal level. It is not only the scandal-ridden set of recent prime ministers with juicy details of political assassinations that sparks interest. The popularity of David Headon’s First Eight Project has demonstrated that the lives of Australia’s first national leaders are still a source of deep fascination. Even E ... (read more)