Paul Strangio, Author of Keeper of the Faith, a biography about Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Dr. J.F. Cairns, compares and contrasts the two leading figures of Labor Politics at the time – Gough Whitlam and Jim Cairns.
Bob Hawke: a man of great Labor, and leadership
A poll of experts rates Bob Hawke as Australia’s second most outstanding Prime Minister only narrowly behind John Curtin, the nation’s World War II leader. […]
Prophet Without Honour — A biography of Jim Cairns (1914-2003)
The aim of revisiting Ormonde’s insightful biography of Cairns is to bring new attention to an extraordinary Australian politician whose restless ambition took him from a modest background to Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. […]
Pride Before the Fall
Jim Cairns’s sureness of self enabled biographer Paul Ormonde to get unusually close to him, a relationship that tripped Cairns up when Ormonde discovered the true fate of Cairns’s father, shrouded for years in family […]
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