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James Campbell, Photographer of Australia

The historian John Hirst died in Melbourne on February 3 at the age of seventy-three. He gave this speech in Carlton on February 1 to launch Alan Harding’s book JP Campbell: Pictorialist Photographer (Connor Court). John Hirst’s books include Sense and Nonsense in Australian History (2006), The Shortest History of Europe (2009) and Australian History in 7 Questions (2014). ____________________________ When I leafed through Alan’s book (and I hasten to say that I have read the book; doesn’t always happen) I saw immediately that it has similarities to the life of Albert Facey, who told his own story under the…

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