NON-FICTION

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TONY ABBOTT AND THE TIMES OF REVOLUTION

This is a book with three intertwined themes. First, it is about the character of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott as displayed in his fearless no-holds battle with the far-left radicals at Sydney University (1976-1980). Second, it is about what it means to be a philosophical conservative in a leftist world.. Third, it is about the author’s critique of the student rebellion and the radicalism driving it. The author lived through the tumultuous years of the 1960s and 1970s revolution.

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Review Michael Gilchrist, News Weekly
Review Ross Fitzgerald Quadrant
Discussion Alan Jones and Ross Fitzgerald

Review James Murray Annals

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PRISON HULK TO REDEMPTION: PART ONE OF A FAMILY HISTORY 1788-1900

The author undertakes a journey with his ancestors through Australia’s colonial history – a history that hardly has its equal. He traces the cultural continuities of Australian society and shows where his ancestors fitted in. An important part of the story is the indispensable role the convicts played in establishing the Australian nation. Nine convict ancestors are found in the author’s line.

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WAR DEPRESSION WAR
Part Two of a Family History 1901-1945

The family story continues from 1901 following the joys and tragedies of the family lines through World War I, the Great Depression, to the end of War World II when the author’s parents built their first house in Lane Cove a lower north shore suburb. (The cover features the author’s Grand Uncle Leo). Ebook Pub. 1 Oct 2019. Paperback to follow later.

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Non-Fiction titles in progress

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ME AND PETE

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The Wilson Family History series:
Book 3: 1946-1954 – Me ‘n’ Pete, pub. date late 2020. 
Book 4: 1955-1958 – Billycarts & Two-Wheelers  no pub. date.
Cover mock-up.
Much of the two unpublished titles has already been written, the text being from the original family history  title From Prison Hulk to Three bedroom House (now superseded). The text will be expanded with more detail and spread over the three periods.

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Out-of-print titles:

The Media of the Republic
Gerard Charles (Wilson)
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The Telecard Affair:
Diary of a Media Lynching
Gerard Charles (Wilson)
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Writer … and still in the fifties