Michael McKernan

Michael McKernan is an historian and writer with extensive experience in teaching and research, management, the media and the practical presentation of history.

McKernan has lectured in Australian History at the University of New South Wales for several years, before becoming Deputy Director of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where he assisted in directing and inspiring the renewal of the Memorial and engaged in the most successful capital fundraising appeal ever yet held by an Australian public institution.


That prolific mother of strife

Memoirhe grand statue of Daniel O'Connell – the Liberator – interrupted the view of the city of Melbourne in 1941, just as that of Daniel Mannix does now, showing that for bishops, as for all of us, fashions may...

Missing in action

EssayIT WAS ASKING a lot of a man that he pursue a military career in Australia between 1918 and 1939. Poor pay, low status, few promotional opportunities and little community esteem were only some of the problems with such...

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