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    FEDERATION’S MAN OF LETTERS  PATRICK McMAHON GLYNN -- Anne Henderson

    FEDERATION’S MAN OF LETTERS PATRICK McMAHON GLYNN -- Anne Henderson

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    ISBN:9781925826487

    FEDERATION’S MAN OF LETTERS

    PATRICK McMAHON GLYNN

    Anne Henderson

    178 pages, Paperback

    ISBN 978-1-925-826-487

    Release Date: June 2019

    Retail Price: $29.95

    THE KAPUNDA PRESS

    Series editor: Damien Freeman -- Fellow of the PM Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University
    The Kapunda Press is an imprint of Connor Court Publishing in association with the PM Glynn Institute.


    Praise for Federation's Man of Letters

    Patrick McMahon Glynn was not the typical nineteenth century Irish immigrant. Erudite and principled, this committed Catholic’s contribution to Australian society as a lawyer and parliamentarian has long deserved to be better known. Anne Henderson’s compelling and scholarly Federation’s Man of Letters ably fills this gap.
    -- MARGARET BEAZLEY AO QC

    This insightful portrait of one of the founders of our Federation shows him in his political, social, and religious context. An immigrant Irish lawyer, who settled in South Australia, P. M. Glynn took up issues (such as Murray River water rights) which have never lost their relevance. Eulogised by Prime Minister Scullin as “a great scholar and a cultured and eloquent speaker”, he is a worthy subject for Anne Henderson’s impressive and informative essay.
    -- MURRAY GLEESON AC QC

    This biographical study is both delight and revelation. Here was a Federation-era politician on the right side of so many issues, bold enough to advocate humane treatment of the Chinese in the Australian colonies and to urge free-trade rather than protection. As early as 1898 he saw the day when “the centre of the world struggle is being shifted west to east” and England may not be able to protect Australia. He was the one Catholic in the leadership of the non-Labor Parties; by any test as thoughtful and learned a politician as we ever had.
    -- BOB CARR


    Chapters
    Foreword  -- Gerald O’Collins
    Introduction -- Damien Freeman

    The Gerald Glynn O’Collins Oration: Federation’s man of letters -- Anne Henderson

    Responding to Anne Henderson
    1. The biographer’s tracks -- Patrick Mullins
    2. Lawyer, Catholic and liberal conservative -- Anne Twomey
    3. Personality and prejudice: Glynn and Isaacs compared -- Suzanne D. Rutland
    4. Anglican elites -- Peter Boyce
    5. Now and then -- John Fahey


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