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.
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 […]
Paul Ormonde talks about his reasons for writing a biography of Dr Jim Cairns, Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia during the Whitlam Government 1972-195. Paul’s book, A Foolish Public Man was published in […]
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 […]