Dunstan biography to be launched
ADELAIDE: A biography of reforming Premier, the late Don Dunstan, will be launched on May 22.
Dr Dino Hodge's Don Dunstan, Intimacy and Liberty a political biography will be launched at the Norwood Concert Hall on May 22.
The legacy of Don Dunstan is indisputable: his administration saw the recognition of Aboriginal land rights, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the first female judge appointed, anti-discrimination legislation enacted, the first non-British governor and the first Aboriginal governor appointed, building heritage and environmental protections introduced, the lowering of the voting age to 18, changes to censorship and drinking laws, as well as increased support for the arts and multiculturalism, among other achievements.
Despite the enormous influence Dunstan had on South Australian society, this is the first comprehensive biography of Dunstan ever to be published.
The launch is supported by the Don Dunstan Foundation in conjunction with Wakefield Press and former president of the Human Rights Commission Catherine Branson QC will be on hand to do the honours.
Copies of the biography will be available for sale on the night.