Professor Jenny Hocking is foundation Head of the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She is a well-known biographer and a highly regarded scholar and commentator on Australian politics, counter-terrorism and security matters. Professor Hocking is currently completing the second volume of a two-volume biographer of the former Labor Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam.
Gough Whitlam: His Time, the much-anticipated second volume of Professor Hocking’s two-volume biography of the former Labor Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam was published in 2012 Melbourne University Publishing/Miegunyah Press).
The first volume, Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History, was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2008 and was short-listed in several national literary awards including the Margarey Medal for Biography and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
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