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Lyndon Megarrity Lyndon Megarrity i(A96445 works by)
Born: Established: 1971 Townsville, Townsville area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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1 [Review] Democratic Adventurer : Graham Berry and the making of Australian Politics Lyndon Megarrity , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society , December vol. 106 no. 2 2020; (p. 216-218)

— Review of Democratic Adventurer : Graham Berry and the Making of Australian Politics Sean Scalmer , 2020 single work biography
'Democratic Adventurer is the story of a socially progressive politician who might well be regarded as a forgotten Father of Federation.' (Introduction)
1 2 y separately published work icon Northern Dreams : The Politics of Northern Development in Australia Lyndon Megarrity , North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2018 14049080 2018 multi chapter work criticism

'Northern Australia is rediscovered by each new generation of Australian politicians. Dams, mines, large transport projects, a food bowl for Asia and many other projects are promised and sometimes delivered, but then the political momentum fades away and the focus of attention turns to other issues. What is often missing in discussion is the region’s long history of nation-building initiatives and proposals, stretching back to 1901. Without this knowledge we are likely to repeat the mistakes of the past.

'Northern Dreams brings to life the passionate arguments about Northern Australia’s national significance and analyses the political debates that have periodically drawn the public’s attention northwards. It also highlights the role that Australian politicians such as Gough Whitlam, Ben Chifley, Robert Menzies and Bob Hawke played in shaping northern development policies to suit their times. Northern Dreams is the definitive history of the politics of northern development in Australia.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Inner Circles Lyndon Megarrity , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 400 2018; (p. 60)

'The Boy from Baradine is one of the latest Australian political memoirs to hit the shelves. Craig Emerson, a prominent minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments between 2007 and 2013, has some interesting stories to tell about life as a political adviser, a pragmatic supporter of the environment, and an ambitious Labor politician. Emerson comes across as genuine and down to earth. He appears not to have carried a grudge towards those who at times obstructed his political career. Indeed, one of the saddest implications of the book is the sense that political ambition tends to make political and personal friendships difficult to maintain.' (Introduction)

1 An Ongoing Exploration Lyndon Megarrity , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18 November 2017; (p. 27)

'The colonial fascination with northern Australia holds the key to understanding the Burke and Wills exped­ition of 1860-61. The north was well situated to increase trade and ­communication with Asian and British markets. Once explorers opened up northern Australia, the development of railways, ports and underwater telegraph cables would connect the isolated British-Australian colonies to the rest of the world.' (Introduction)

1 [Review Essay] The Boy Who Would Be Premier: A Political Biography of Jack Duggan Lyndon Megarrity , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics and History , September vol. 63 no. 3 2017; (p. 473-474)

'Emeritus Professor Maurice French has made a major contribution to our historical understanding of the Darling Downs and its unofficial capital, Toowoomba. Through reading French’s work, the keen student of Queensland politics realises the extent to which Toowoomba has produced more than its share of influential politicians, including such figures as W.H. Groom, Littleton Groom, Gordon Chalk and the subject of the author’s latest book, Queensland parliamentarian Jack Duggan (1910–93).'  (Introduction)

1 James George Drake, The Boomerang and Queensland Politics Lyndon Megarrity , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , February vol. 10 no. 1 2016; (p. 12-15)
1 [Review Essay] Blood Revenge : Murder on the Hawkesbury Lyndon Megarrity , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Colonial History , no. 18 2016; (p. 224-225)

'In 1799, five white men were founding guilty of unlawfully killing two Aborigines at Hawkesbury River settlement in a New South Wales court. However, because of various circumstances, the guilty were allowed to go free and disappear from the pages of history. Blood Revenge is a well-researched study of this law case, and it highlights a number of key factors which influenced the nature of the crime and the way in which the court case was ultimately botched.' (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon A History of the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies 1966-2016 Colin Roderick , Lyndon Megarrity , Townsville : Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland , 2016 10291239 2016 single work prose

Includes memoirs of the first twenty years of the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies by Colin Roderick and of the following thirty years of the foundation by Lyndon Megarrity.

1 Geoffrey Bolton’s A Thousand Miles Away : Origins, Influence and Impact Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: History Australia , December vol. 12 no. 3 2015; (p. 7-29)
1 Full Stop Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 376 2015; (p. 58)

— Review of All Fall Down Matthew Condon , 2015 single work biography
1 James George Drake : A Man of Honour and Principle Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work biography
— Appears in: Queensland History Journal , November vol. 22 no. 11 2015; (p. 779-794)
'During the 1890s, James George Drake was a prominent Queensland politician who believed in a form of Liberalism which held that the state had a role to play in assisting individuals to make the most of their lives...'
1 Anna of the Floods Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 57)

— Review of Through the Wall : Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival Anna Bligh , 2015 single work autobiography
1 Dissecting a Surgeon’s Time in Colonial NSW Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 May 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of First Fleet Surgeon : The Voyage of Arthur Bowes Smyth David Hill , 2015 single work biography
1 Data, Data, Data Lyndon Megarrity , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Kevin Rudd : Twice Prime Minister Patrick Weller , 2014 single work biography
1 Dunstan the Man Lyndon Megarrity , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 363 2014; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Don Dunstan : Intimacy and Liberty : A Political Biography Dino Hodge , 2014 single work biography
1 Lyndon Megarrity Replies Lyndon Megarrity , 2013 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;
1 1 Arthur Calwell’s Long and Controversial Career Lyndon Megarrity , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 350 2013;

— Review of I Am Bound to Be True : The Life and Legacy of Arthur C. Calwell Mary Elizabeth Calwell , 2012 single work biography
1 Speaking His Mind Lyndon Megarrity , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 354 2013; (p. 58)

— Review of W. Macmahon Ball : Politics for the People Ai Kobayashi , 2013 single work biography
1 Seadog Who Steered a Colony Lyndon Megarrity , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Arthur Phillip : Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy Michael Pembroke , 2013 single work biography
1 Hot Heads Cool Relations on the Antarctic Track Lyndon Megarrity , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 June 2013; (p. 25)

— Review of Madigan's Account : The Mawson Expedition : The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914 C. T. Madigan , 2012 single work diary
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