The oral history and biography channel is designed, initially at least, to make public Garry Sturgess’s large personal archive of oral history and biography material and to attempt to organise it and shape it so that it can be of use to others. In addition, it is a site to be added to with fresh material. It is also a site of discussion and debate about the theory and practice of oral history and biography and aims to be a forum for review and discussion of new biographies written and oral histories undertaken and well as a place to review, analyse, discuss and criticise new works. A key feature will be to broadcast interviews with biographers (and interviewers) and their subjects about biographical (and oral history) works.
Stephen Wilks’ lively look at one of Australia’s most imaginative, ideas-driven politicians — who was briefly Prime Minister — unearths an underrated public figure who dared to dream. Wilks himself dared to come to grips with an almost […]
The New Yorker Richanda Rhoden, a Fascinating Painter Whose Work Was Rarely Shown in Her Lifetime By Andrea K. Scott August 31, 2018 The judge’s daughter, the sculptor’s wife, the elegant neighbor—like many women of her generation, […]
Garry Sturgess talks to Suzanne Rutland & Michael Gawenda about their respective biographies of Isi and Mark Leibler — two significant Australian Jewish Leaders.
The following in-conversation happened at the Australian Association of Jewish Studies 2021 Conference held at the Jewish National Memorial Centre in Canberra earlier this year. The Powerbroker: Mark Leibler, an Australian Jewish Life. (Monash University […]