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Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck

Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck was an Australian historian, poet, public servant and politician, and the 17th Governor-General of Australia.


  • He was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, on Apr. 1, 1905.

  • Education

    • He attended the Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia, where he received an M.A. degree.


    • From 1922 to 1941 he was on the staff of West Australian, Perth's morning newspaper, first as a general reporter and later as a dramatic critic. An authority on Australian history, he wrote Our Southern Half-Castes (1938), and Black Australians (1942), and in 1944 was assigned to write the official history of Australia's part in World War II. He is also the author of a book of verse, Into the Desert (1939). In 1939 he lectured on Australian history at the University of Western Australia at Perth.


    • Into the Desert (1939)
    • Collected Verse (1969)
    • An Open Go (1971)
    • The Poet in Australia (1975)


    • In 1932 he married Alexandra Darker (1908–1993), with whom he had two sons. Alexandra Hasluck became a distinguished writer and historian in her own right, and was the first of only three women to be appointed a Dame of the Order of Australia.
    • Wife: Alexandra Darker - Australian - writer and historian
    Paul Hasluck
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    Born April 1, 1905
    Died January 9, 1993
    (aged 87)
    • 1911 - 1920
      Perth Modern School
    • 1920 - 1923
      University Of Western Australia
    • 1923
      writer, newspaper "The West Australian"
    • 1923 - 1939
      history teacher, University Of Western Australia
    • 1939
      lecturer in history, University Of Western Australia


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    • Relatives
      • Alexandra Darker
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        • Activities
          • writer and historian
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