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NEW: Watch video of History Trust of South Australia Talking History event, 26 July, 2022:  Jennifer Cockburn in conversation with Simon Royal. Jennifer Cockburn talks about her book, WRITING FOR HIS LIFE: Stewart Cockburn, Crusading Journalist, with former ABC journalist Simon Royal.


NEW: Watch video of Jennifer Cockburn talking about her memories of being a student at the Australian National University (ANU) and of her father’s time there as a Visiting Fellow in 1980, conducting research for the biography of Sir Mark Oliphant, 4 August 2022. This video was part of the ANU75 Features project, recording memories of ANU alumni as part of the university’s 75th Anniversary celebrations.‘writing-for-his-life’


Watch video of National Library of Australia event on 2 June, 2022 – Author Talk: Jennifer Cockburn in conversation with Colin Steele.


Earlier news and events:

Discovery Event at the University of Adelaide Library, 30 May, 2022: A Rich Paper Trail: Researching and Writing the Biography of Stewart Cockburn


Adelaide Launch of Writing for His Life, St Mark’s College, 11 May, 2022:

Read launch speech by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, here:,-11-may-2022