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Michael Cannon

Michael Cannon was born in Brisbane in 1929. He matriculated at Geelong College at the age of 16, and spent the following decades working on leading daily newspapers including the Melbourne Herald, the Argus, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. In the 1960s he was founding editor of the Sunday Observer and Sunday Review. His best-selling historical works included The Land BoomersThe Exploration of Australia, and The Human Face of the Great Depression. He also edited the multi-volume State project Historical Records of Victoria from its original volumes throughout the 1980s.

Michael Cannon

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  • The Vagabond Papers

    Michael Cannon, Robert G. Flippen and Willa McDonald

Events

Carla Wilshire in conversation with Van Badham (Sydney)

Better Read than Dead Sydney 265 King St, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Join us with the founding CEO of The Social Policy Group, Carla Wilshire to celebrate the release of Time to Reboot: Feminism in the Algorithm Age! Carla will be in-conversation...

Carla Wilshire in conversation with Nyadol Nyuon (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC, Australia

To acknowledge International Women’s Day we are pleased to host a discussion between the founding CEO of The Social Policy Group, Carla Wilshire and Australian lawyer and human rights advocate,...

Book Launch – My Father’s Shadow (Melbourne)

Bendigo Library Performance Space, 259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Monash University Publishing and Bendigo Library are delighted to invite you to an author event for: My Father’s Shadow, A Memoir Join us for a conversation with Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo....

Ronli Sifris in conversation with Mary Crooks (Melbourne)

Readings Hawthorn Woi Wurrung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia

Together with the Victorian Women’s Trust we are delighted to offer you an International Women’s Day discussion between Ronli Sifris, Associate Professor in Monash University's Faculty of Law in conversation...

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