The Post-Federation Governors of NSW

Federation era discussion on whether the role of state Governors should be abolished was dismissed out of concern of Federal interference. However, those post colonial governors did have to negotiate their powers, sometimes to the point of conflict with the premier. After World War 2 a new challenge emerged: were Australians actually capable of holding the position themselves? Join us to have a look at each of these governors, personally and within their historical context, to assess how they made, and were made by, their times.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Post-Federation (1901-1946): Rawson, Chelmsford, Strickland, Davidson, de Chair, Game, Hore-Ruthven, Anderson, Wakehurst
  • Australians (1946-): Northcott, Woodward, Cutler, Rowland, Martin, Sinclair, Samuels, Bashir, Hurley, Beazley


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the lives of the Post-Federation Governors of NSW.
  2. Describe the times, challenges, public style and achievements of each governor.
  3. Discuss the evolution of self government in New South Wales.
  4. Assess the significance of each governor.
$49 Limited

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17 Oct

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