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A tumultuous life, Brian Burke

Label
A tumultuous life
Title
A tumultuous life
Statement of responsibility
Brian Burke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Tumultuous Life is Brian Burke's story. It is the story of an aspiring young politician who gathered around him a group of talented, like-minded Labor Party idealists branded by the press as the Young Turks. Together they reinvented the Labor Party in Western Australia. Brian Burke was 35 years of age when he led Labor to its biggest ever victory when the party won government in WA in 1983. At the age of 36 he was sworn in as Premier. Brian was born into Labor politics and into Catholicism. His father Tom was the Federal Member for Perth, who was expelled from the Labor Party during the desperate politics of the Split of the 1950s. It was from his father that Brian learned so much about politics and life. Brian began his working life as a proofreader and then journalist on The West Australian newspaper. After winning the seat of Balcatta by just 30 votes in a by-election in 1973, he spent 10 years in Opposition in the WA Parliament before becoming Premier during the crazy, heady, exciting times of the 1980s. It was a time when much of the commercial action across Australia was being driven by a group of colourful, audacious, creative and in some cases dishonest entrepreneurs. While still in his 40s, Brian Burke had been a member of the WA Parliament for 15 years, Leader of the WA Opposition, Premier of WA, Ambassador to Ireland and the Holy See and incarcerated in Wooroloo Prison. He describes his life as one of success, of failure and of regret, regret about things he may have done better; things done for the right reasons that didn't work as well as he hoped. A life much like everyone else's. But entwined and ever-present in this incredible life is a rare love story. It's a love story strengthened by adversity; a love story that has endured, and now after 52 years of marriage, six children and 19 grandchildren is still being written
Biography type
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A tumultuous life, Brian Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225888769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
579 pages, 52 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780648009634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
A tumultuous life, Brian Burke
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225888769
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
579 pages, 52 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780648009634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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