Full descriptionThis collection comprises of 40+ books, most of which are inscribed by former chairman of the Herald group, and prominent journalist Sir Keith Murdoch, the founder of News Limited (News Corp Australia) and father of business magnate and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The collection is supplemented with a few biographies of Sir Keith Murdoch, as well as a commemorative book produced by the Herald staff in 1952 (the year he died) and the auction catalogue from the sale of his art collection and household effects the following year.
Sir Keith Murdoch is a fascinating figure in Australian history, and his formative experiences abroad as a reporter and war correspondent had a profound effect on his later life. While visiting troops in Gallipoli in 1915, he wrote his famed "Gallipoli letter" expressing grave concerns about the situation there. It is widely credited with helping force the evacuation of Australian troops in December that year.
Data time period: 1873 to 2015
Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) | Gallipoli | Historical Studies | History and Archaeology | Herald Sun | Journalism and Professional Writing | Journalism | Journalism and Professional Writing Not Elsewhere Classified | Studies in Creative Arts and Writing |
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