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Cover to Cover - Episode 3

Guest: Geoffrey Bolton

geoffrey bolton   Paul Hasluck: A Life


Book Review - Paul Hasluck: A life (UWA Publishing)

In this important biography, Geoffrey Bolton chronicles Paul Hasluck's esteemed career in federal politics that saw him hold a variety of ministerial responsibilities. Perhaps most notable was his work in the Department of External Affairs during World War II, and also his work in Indigenous affairs where he pushed for Aboriginal people to achieve access to the rights and opportunities of Australian citizenship. Hasluck was appointed as the 17th Governor General in 1969-72, preceding John Kerr. This extensively researched biography also covers Hasluck's distinguished career as a historian, essayist and poet. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Bolton provides a complete profile of one of Australia's great statesmen.

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Recommended book

Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Geoffrey's recommendation was Midnite: the story of a wild colonial boy by Randolph Stow.

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