Posts Tagged ‘McGuinness’

A left eye at the funeral of Paddy McGuinness

February 4, 2008

The send-off as a political and social event

Bob Gould

The send-off for Paddy McGuinness was of a special order of strangeness. The funeral chapel at Rookwood Crematorium was crowded to overflowing and the event in the Unity Hotel at Balmain later was probably twice the size of the requiem at the crematorium.

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My enemy is dead and I mourn him

February 4, 2008

The life and times of Paddy McGuinness and Bob Gould

Bob Gould

I’ve crossed paths, and often swords, with P.P. McGuinness since we were precocious youths of 17 or so in the 1950s. We were both kids out of Catholic schools, me from the Christian Brothers College at Strathfield, St Patricks, and McGuinness from the Jesuit GPS school, St Ignatius at Riverview, a cut above St Pats, socially.

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Fabricating history on Australia’s colonial frontier

November 23, 2000

McGuinness, Windschuttle, Quadrant and massacres of Aborigines

Bob Gould


Introduction

In the year 2000 Keith Windschuttle published, in Quadrant, a long article accusing a number of historians, including Henry Reynolds and Lyndall Ryan, of exaggerating the scale of massacres of Aboriginal people on the Australian colonial frontier.

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