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What makes an effective parliamentarian?


Narooma Historical Society guest speaker this Sunday (16 October) is historian Dr Eleanor Robin. Her topic is ‘In for the Long Haul: what makes an effective representative of the people?’. Everyone is welcome.

The Society will meet this Sunday in the School of Arts’ Studios (red cottage behind BP and the Kinema) at 2pm. Afternoon tea provided.

Dr Robin recently launched her latest book THE QUEST FOR EDEN-MONARO - A Core Sample of Australian Democracy (Australian Scholarly Publishing 2022). It focuses on two extraordinary Federal representatives who each held this prized and discerning electorate for a quarter-of-a-century or more.


Austin Chapman was the first incumbent, a ‘Deakinite liberal’, Member from Federation in 1901 until his death in office in 1926; the second was journalist and declared socialist Allan Duncan Fraser who served over two terms, 1943‒1966 and 1969‒72.

Copies of her book will be available at Sunday’s meeting.




Above: Historian Dr Eleanor Robin, guest speaker at this Sunday’s Narooma Historical Society meeting, will talk on what makes an effective representative of the people.

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