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Red Ted’s Fall and Recovery

The Curse of Mungana by David E. Moore Boolarong Press, 2017, 336 pages, $34.99 _________________________________ Widely known as “Red Ted”, Edward Granville Theodore was Queensland Premier from 1919 to 1925 and federal Treasurer during James Scullin’s federal Labor government from 1929 to 1931. He was arguably the greatest Australian politician never to become prime minister. In large part Theodore’s political career was killed by what became known as the Mungana Mines scandal. The Mungana mining leases were situated twenty kilometres north-west of Chillagoe, a north Queensland town which was part of Theodore’s state electorate from 1909 until 1925. The financial…

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