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 secrecy.
Jim Cairns’s biographer Paul Ormonde talks of Cairns as a leader. Related posts: Dr Jim Cairns enters Parliament 10 December 1955 The inspirational anti-Vietnam war figure Jim Cairns enters Parliament in 1955… […]… Pride […]
Jim Cairns confronts evidence that his father deserted and hands the military record to his biographer Paul Ormonde. Cairns tells Gough Whitlam in Parliament about the news and Whitlam is profoundly moved. Related posts: War […]
Cairns’s biographer Paul Ormonde on Jim Cairns’s early career and support for the atomic bombing of Japan. Photograph Rennie Ellis. Related posts: Pride Before the Fall Jim Cairns’s sureness of self enabled biographer Paul Ormonde […]