Frank Bongiorno


Frank Bongiorno is an Australian labour, political and cultural historian.

He is the author or co-author of three books and many scholarly articles and book chapters on Australian history. His most recent book, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (Black Inc., 2012), won the ACT Book of the Year and was shortlisted in the Australian history category of the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the New South Wales Premier’s History Award.

He is currently associate professor in history at ANU.


Island stories

MemoirSANDY AND BERYL Stone had ‘a really lovely night’s entertainment’ one Tuesday in Melbourne in the late 1950s – according to Barry Humphries’s brilliant ‘Sandy Stone’ satire of Australian suburban life – when they attended a picture night at the tennis...

A legend with class

EssayFOR THE AUSTRALIAN labour movement, Anzac has been more like a first cousin than a close sibling. There is no missing the family connection: the first Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was an overwhelmingly working-class army, with an ethos instantly...

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