Jim Cairns’s biographer Paul Ormonde talks of family honour in keeping the father’s desertion secret and speculates on what might have happened had he come back to the family from the war.
Jim Cairns as a Leader
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 […]
1950s new Labor talent takes on party shibboleths
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. […]
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. […]
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