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Rawdon Dalrymple

Rawdon Dalrymple was born in Sydney and went to school and university there. He was Rhodes Scholar for NSW in 1952 and graduated from Oxford with first class honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He lectured in philosophy at Sydney University and then joined the Department of External Affairs in 1957. His book Continental Drift: Australia’s Search for a Regional Identity was published by Ashgate in 2003.


Continental Drift: The Case of Australia

In 1966 Sir Robert Menzies retired from the Australian Parliament and from the office of prime minister which he had held since 1949. Not long after Menzies stepped down he received a telephone call from the president of the University of Virginia re [...]