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'While W.K. Hancock may no longer be described as 'Australia's most distinguished historian', he has some enduring claims to our attention. No other Australian historian - and few elsewhere - can match his 'span', to use one of his watchwords. Hancock was a major historian in four or five fields, who himself made history by going on a mission to Uganda for the British government in 1954 to mediate the future of Buganda after its ruler had been exiled. He was also, from a room in the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, the editor of a vast historical project: the writing of a series of accounts of British mobilisation on the home front during the Second World War. In addition, Hancock was a founder of the Australian National University, while his Australia (1930) remains one of the classic accounts of this country' (Publishers website).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Barry Smith, Rodney Davenport and Ray Marginson. Mentors

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Untitled Mark Hearn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 36 no. 4 2012; (p. 520-521)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
Book on Errant Diggers Shares PM's History Prize 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2011; (p. 3)
Untitled Mark McKenna , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , September vol. 42 no. 3 2011; (p. 433-435)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
History Man's Divided Soul Jason Steger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 August 2011; (p. 28)
The Picks of the Crop Jo Case , Chris Flynn , Morag Fraser , David McCooey , Maria Tumarkin , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 26-27)
The judges of the 2011 Age Book of the Year Awards comment on each of the fifteen shortlisted titles. Morag Fraser and Maria Tumarkin comment on the non-fiction titles, David McCooey on the poetry titles and Jo Case and Chris Flynn on the fiction titles.
History's Wily Liberal Endures Geoffrey Bolton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 July 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
Hancock's Parade Stephen Wilks , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 July 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
'Attachment, Justice and Span' Deryck Schreuder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 46-47)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
The Hancock Express Geoffrey Blainey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 6-7)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
Story of a Journeyman Historian David Day , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 October 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of A Three-Cornered Life : The Historian W. K. Hancock Jim Davidson , 2010 single work biography
Bouncing on the Trampoline of Fact Jim Davidson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 323 2010; (p. 42-45)
The Picks of the Crop Jo Case , Chris Flynn , Morag Fraser , David McCooey , Maria Tumarkin , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 26-27)
The judges of the 2011 Age Book of the Year Awards comment on each of the fifteen shortlisted titles. Morag Fraser and Maria Tumarkin comment on the non-fiction titles, David McCooey on the poetry titles and Jo Case and Chris Flynn on the fiction titles.
History Man's Divided Soul Jason Steger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 August 2011; (p. 28)
Book on Errant Diggers Shares PM's History Prize 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2011; (p. 3)

Awards

2012 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Non-Fiction
2011 joint winner Ernest Scott Prize Joint winner with Emma Christopher's A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How It Led to the Settlement of Australia.
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Australian History Prize
2011 winner The Age Book of the Year Award Non-Fiction Prize
2010-2011 joint winner The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History Joint winner with Peter Stanley's Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War.
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