with Angela Woollacott / chaired by Anthony Durkin
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South Australians are rightly proud of the pioneering Premier who ushered in an era of dynamic reform and established our state as a national leader. In this first major biography of Don Dunstan, historian Angela Woollacott details the great social and political achievements of his Government. She recounts how the progressive agenda Dunstan set in South Australia paved the way for a more modern Australia, the personal costs and triumphs of his life fully lived, and his contemporary significance.
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Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University and an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Anthony Durkin is an Adelaide barrister. In 1975, aged 12, he telephoned Jeff Medwell’s talkback show on Radio 5DN to participate in a ‘Best Off the Cuff Speaker’ competition. Mr Medwell gave him the impromptu topic ‘My Hero’. Anthony spoke for the requisite minute on the subject of Don Dunstan. He won. His mum and dad still have the faux marble and plastic trophy.