History

I Was There!

Who established the VCE? Quadrant’s writers and readers are an aware group, and many of them in their lives have been minor players in the dramas that end up being called history. I suspect many are like me and from time to time are shocked when what congeals (yes, there is sometimes blood) or just becomes the publicly accepted version, is an inaccurate report. One such was the statement often made earlier this year, after her death, that “Joan Kirner established the VCE”. I was there! Where was she? I had retired after six years or so as Director General…

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