Lyndon Megarrity

Lyndon Megarrity

Lyndon Megarrity is a Queensland historian and tertiary teacher. He is the author of Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia (2018).

Lyndon Megarrity reviews 'I Am Bound to be True: The life and legacy of Arthur A. Calwell, 1896–1973' by Mary Elizabeth Calwell

April 2013, no. 350 25 March 2013
Lyndon Megarrity reviews 'I Am Bound to be True: The life and legacy of Arthur A. Calwell, 1896–1973' by Mary Elizabeth Calwell
Arthur Augustus Calwell is hardly the most celebrated or mythologised politician in the history of the Australian Labor Party. His achievements as the first minister for immigration have been overshadowed by his very public advocacy of the White Australia policy. Calwell’s ultimate personal ambition to become prime minister was denied him. Even his crazy-brave last stand as Opposition leader in ... (read more)
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