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Gideon Haigh in conversation

Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Join journalist Paul Barclay for an evening in conversation with Gideon Haigh.

Haigh’s The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent is a feat of remarkable historical perception, deep research and masterful storytelling. It shows Australia in a rare light, as a genuinely clever country prepared to contest big ideas and face the future confidently. These days, ‘Doc’ Evatt is remembered mainly as the hapless and divisive opposition leader during the long ascendancy of his great rival Sir Robert Menzies. Yet long before we spoke of ‘public intellectuals’, Evatt was one: a dashing advocate, an inspired jurist, an outspoken opinion maker, one of our first popular historians and the nation’s foremost champion of modern art.

Please note this event will be recorded for Radio National’s Big Ideas show.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

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The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

Gideon Haigh

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