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.
Biographer Paul Ormonde reflects on the title for his book on Jim Cairns – the inspirational leader of Australia’s anti-Vietnam war movement. Cairns, a controversial figure, rose to the position of Treasurer and Deputy Prime […]
Cairns biographer Paul Strangio contrasts the 1950s new breed of Whitlam and Cairns to the emerging ALP leader Arthur Calwell, who still clings to the party’s old standards. […]