John Murphy John Murphy i(9636224 works by)
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John Murphy teaches and researches Australian politics and history, and comparative social policy history, with a developing focus on Indonesian social protection at the University of Melbourne.

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Evatt : A Life 2016 single work biography

'John Murphy’s Evatt: A Life is a biography of Australian parliamentarian and jurist HV Evatt. Remembered as the first foreign minister to argue for an independent Australian policy in the 1940s and for his central role in the formation of the UN, Evatt went on to be the leader of the Labor party in the 1950s, the time of the split that resulted in the party being out of power for a generation. Evatt traces the course of Evatt’s life and places him in the context of a long period of conservatism in Australia. It treats Evatt’s inner, personal life as being just as important as his spectacular, controversial and eventual tragic public career. Murphy looks closely at Evatt’s previously unexamined private life and unravels some of the puzzles that have lead Evatt to be considered erratic, even mad.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History
2017 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards History Book Award
2017 shortlisted Australia Book Prize
2017 shortlisted National Biography Award
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