Chris Wallace

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Chris Wallace is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU and a member of the Canberra Press Gallery. She is the author of several books including Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew (Pan Macmillan, 2013) and The Private Don (Allen & Unwin, 2007)
Twitter: @c_s_wallace



Dunstan, Christies and me

MemoirADELAIDE’S GOLDEN AGE began when the Beatles flew into town on 12 June 1964, electrifying the citizenry out of their country--town torpor into a screaming mass on the streets. It ended when a dressing-gowned Don Dunstan resigned office on...

Need, greed or deeds

EssayAT THE BEGINNING of the First World War, a fifty-something German academic, vigorous but not fit enough for the frontline, was appointed to the Military Hospitals Commission and told to organise several reserve hospitals in Heidelberg in quick time....

Standing up to P

EssayWAYS OF THINKING about women and men usually stall in a 'maze of false dichotomies', poet Adrienne Rich said many years ago.[i] So let's delay entering the maze and remain here for as long as we can instead, in...

Libertarian nation by stealth

Essaylibertarian – A person who holds the doctrine of the freedom of the will, as opp. to that of necessity ... Believing in free will. liberticide – A destroyer of liberty ... Destructive of liberty. – The New Shorter Oxford English...

Clean, orderly and laminex coloured

EssayWHAT DOES AUSTRALIA look like? In the 1950s a school-aged Hilary McPhee, in an essay on what Australia would be like in 2000, foresaw it as ‘clean and orderly and laminex coloured – and everyone had an abundance of...

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