by Geoffrey Bolton
(Perth, UWA Publishing, 2015)
Paperback: 573 pages
For almost two and a half decades, Sir Paul Hasluck was one of Australia’s most prominent politicians. Born in Fremantle in 1905 and educated at Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia, Hasluck worked for The West Australian newspaper and lectured at the University of Western Australia before moving into politics in 1949. After two decades in politics, including a variety of ministerial responsibilities, Hasluck was appointed as the 17th Governor General of Australia in 1969. This biography includes Sir Paul Hasluck’s experience working for the Department of External Affairs during World War II. Also, it covers his career as a writer, poet, historian, and politician, providing a complete and enthralling portrait of one of Australia’s great men.
About the author
Geoffrey Bolton AO is an eminent historian, author of more than a dozen books and former chancellor of Murdoch University.
A graduate of both the University of Western Australia and Oxford University, Bolton has lectured around the world and held chairs at several universities. He was general editor of the five-volume Oxford History of Australia. Named Western Australia’s 2006 Australian of the Year, Bolton resides in Perth.