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Tales from Boomtown
Tales from Boomtown

Tales from Boomtown

Western Australian Premiers from Brand to McGowan


404 Pages, 6.25 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781760800246

Rights: US & CA

UWA Publishing (Jun 2019)

Price: $29.99


Veteran political journalist Peter Kennedy has spent nearly fifty years observing twelve Premiers of Western Australia, across an extraordinary period of change in Western Australia's history, from 1970 to 2019. His insider account reveals issues linked with the jailing of two Premiers and a deputy Premier, the ruthless removal of a Premier mid-term, the election of the nation's first female Premier, and the sensational 'WA Inc' Royal Commission. Interviewing former Premiers, Prime Ministers and other national figures, the result is a lively book about how politics is played in the boom-bust West. This updated and revised edition features a foreword by the ABC's election analyst, Antony Green.

Author Biography

Peter Kennedy is one of Australia's most respected political journalists. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Clarion Prize for outstanding contributions to journalism. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle.