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Geoffrey Bolton Geoffrey Bolton i(A25365 works by) (a.k.a. Geoffrey Curgenven Bolton; G. C. Bolton)
Born: Established: 5 Nov 1931 Perth, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: Sep 2015
Gender: Male
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Western Australian historian.

Born in Perth, Bolton was educated at Wesley College and the University of Western Australia, where he completed an honours dissertation on Alexander Forrest, explorer and surveyor of Western Australia.

Bolton studied at Oxford University in the 1950s, before returning to Australia in 1957.

Among his many roles, he served as Chancellor of Murdoch University between 2002 and 2006.

Most Referenced Works


  • Geoffrey Bolton's Land of Vision and Mirage: A History of WA Since 1826 was shortlisted for the 2008 Western Australian Premier's Literary Award.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Paul Hasluck : A Life Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2014 7805357 2014 single work biography

'Sir Paul Hasluck was for almost two and a half decades one of Australia's most prominent politicians. Born in Fremantle in 1905 and educated at Perth Modern School and The University of Western Australia, Hasluck worked for The West Australian and lectured at The University of Western Australia before moving into politics in 1949. After two decades in politics, including a variety of ministerial responsibilities, Hasluck was appointed as the 17th Governor General of Australia in 1969. This biography includes Hasluck's experience working for the Department of External Affairs during the Second World War. It covers his career as a writer, poet, historian, and politician, providing a complete and enthralling portrait of one of Australia's great men.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards West Australian History
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