Inside the Wran Era: The Ron Mulock Memoirs
-- David Clune with John Upton
Paperback, 316 pages
Ron Mulock was a Labor Member of the NSW
Parliament from 1971 to 1988. He is the only Minister since Federation to have
consecutively held the major portfolios of Education, Health and Transport.
Mulock served as Deputy Premier under Neville Wran and Barrie Unsworth from
1984 to 1988. From an insider’s perspective, he gives previously unrevealed
insights into Neville Wran and his Government. Mulock’s memoirs expose the
underbelly of ALP politics in a rare way.
Another theme of this book is Mulock’s
indefatigable campaign for recognition and resources for booming but neglected
western Sydney. His story is also that of a decent man in politics. It is a
human story of a family coping with the demands of political life. Mulock’s
reminiscences are candid, insightful and readable.
Dr David Clune OAM was the NSW Parliament’s
Historian and is currently an Honorary Associate in the Department of
Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He has
written extensively about NSW politics and history.
John Upton is a prize-winning author. His
political comedy, Machiavelli won the Australian Writer’s Guild award for Best
New Play, and his book of poems published last year, Embracing The Razor, was
short-listed for the Anne Elder Award.