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Geoffrey Norman Blainey

educator , historian

Geoffrey Norman Blainey, Australian historian, educator. Decorated Companion Order of Australia; recipient Gold medal Australian Literature Society,1965, Britannica award, New York, 1988. Fellow Australian Academy Humanities, Australian Academy Social Sciences, Royal History Inst; member Australian Constitutional Convention.

Background

Blainey, Geoffrey Norman was born on March 11, 1930 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Samuel and Hilda (Lanyon) Blainey.

Education

Ballarat High School, Wesley College, University of Melbourne.

Career

Free-lance author, Australia, 1951-1961. Reader economic history University Melbourne, 1962-1968, professor economic history, 1968-1976, Ernest Scott professor, 1977-1988, professor emeritus, since 1988. Professor Harvard University, 1982-1983.

Chairman Australia Council, 1977-1981, Governments Australia-China Council, 1979-1984. Chairman Australian selection committee Harkness Fellowships, 1983-1989. Governor Ian Potter Foundation, since 1991, council Australian War Memorial, since 1997.

President council Queen's College, U. Melbourne, 1971-1989. Council member, then chairman National Council Centenary Federation, 1997-2002.

Works

Membership

Fellow Australian Academy Humanities, Australian Academy Social Sciences, Royal History Inst. Member Australian Constitutional Convention.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, wood-chopping, Australian football.

Connections

Married Ann Heriot, February 15, 1957. 1 child, Anna.

father:
Samuel Blainey

mother:
Hilda (Lanyon) Blainey

spouse:
Ann Heriot

child:
Anna Blainey