A true believer: Paul Keating

Gordon, Michael A true believer: Paul Keating. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1996.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Read with bookreader  DU117_2_K42G67.pdf Full text application/pdf 28.66MB 921
Author Gordon, Michael
Title A true believer: Paul Keating
Place of Publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 1996
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 0702229407
Language eng
Total number of pages 380
Subjects 360101 Australian Government and Politics
430112 Biography
Formatted Abstract/Summary



This final edition picks up the story where the 1993 edition left it: after the True Believers dinner celebrated victory in the election few expected Labor to win. It is not the final word on the Keating prime ministership or the election defeat of 1996. Rather, it is an attempt to tell the Keating story, with its dramatic highs and lows, through the eyes of those who played the key roles. Aside from thanking Paul Keating for his cooperation and candor, I would also like to acknowledge the assistance of his staff over the period from 1993 to 1996, particularly Don Watson, Greg Turnbull and Allan Gyngell. I also thank the two national secretaries of the ALP over the period, Bob Hogg and Gary Gray, and the two Liberal leaders who followed John Hewson, Alexander Downer and John Howard, for agreeing to be interviewed. The names of several others who made valuable contributions will be apparent to readers and I thank them for their help and honesty.


Special thanks to Claire Harvey for so enthusiastically and capably assisting with research and the transcription of interviews covering the period from 1993-96; Michael Bowers for generously providing so many of the pictures that chronicle the Keating years; Peter Nicholson and Bill Leak for providing the additional illustrations; Paul Kelly for his support; the Commonwealth, for permission to reproduce the two Keating speeches in the appendix; and finally to Craig Munro, Felicity Shea and Laurie Muller at UQP.

Keyword Keating, Paul, 1944-
Australian Labor Party -- History -- 20th century
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1976-1990
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1990-2001
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Permission received from University of Queensland Press to make this item publicly available on 5th June 2013

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 01 Dec 2009, 14:21:01 EST by Ms Natalie Hull on behalf of Social Sciences and Humanities Library Service