Donald Horne (dec.)

Professor Donald Horne was one of Australia’s foremost academics, historians and philosophers and was named as one of Australia’s living national treasures.

He wrote 28 books including The Lucky Country, contributed to or edited another 20 and had written for many journals and newspapers in Australia and abroad. He edited The Observer, The Bulletin, co-edited Quadrant and was contributing editor to Newsweek International.

He was a professor at the University of NSW for 15 years, chaired the Australia Council for the Arts and was chancellor of the University of Canberra for four years.


Mind, body and age

MemoirON THE DAY of my birth, Boxing Day, 1921, something seemed wrong in the small rented brick house in the lower-middle-class Sydney suburb of Kogarah. In the real-life nativity scene in the main bedroom, the doctor, the midwife, my...

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