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A Lifetime in Conservative Politics: Political Memoirs of Sir Joseph Carruthers Paperback – June 1, 2005


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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0868408727
  • ISBN-13: 978-0868408729
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,319,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With the memoirs of Sir Joseph Carruthers, previously unpublished, Michael Hogan is offering to readers the reflections of one of the masters of the sublime art of politics. One can read through any of the chapters with profit. Forgive me my fascination with the passages on cricket. . ." -- Rodney Cavalier

About the Author

Before retiring in 1997, Michael Hogan taught Australian politics and society in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney for twenty years. He has written or edited more than a dozen books, including Public versus Private Schools: Funding and Directions in Australia (Penguin, 1984); The Sectarian Strand: Religion in Australian History (Penguin, 1987); and Local Labor: A History of the Labor Party in Glebe 1891 - 2003 (Federation, 2004). He is a member of the committee set up by Premier Bob Carr to promote historical research in preparation for the celebration of the 'Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in New South Wales 1856 - 2006'.

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Joseph Carruthers was one of the members of the Convention that drafted the Australian Constitution, and was one of the founders of the Australian Liberal party. He is remembered as one of Australia's great politicians, he served a term as Premier of New South Wales, and then over 20 years in the NSW upper house.

This book is the only publication of Carruthers memoirs and gives a deep insight into the politics and politicians of the time, as remembered by one who was intimately involved. The book contains selected extracts taken verbatim from Carruthers unpublished memoirs along with relevant comments by the editor, who is himself particularly knowledgeable about this period of Australian political history.
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