Hurstville Library's next guest author is Anne Henderson, author, editor and deputy director of The Sydney Institute who will be presenting a talk about Joseph Lyons the subject of her highly acclaimed biography Joseph Lyons: The People's Prime Minister. Australia's tenth prime minister between 1932 and 1939, Joe Lyons dominated Australian politics throughout the 1930's but has, until this book, been largely neglected by historians. He survived three consecutive elections, served through the era of the Great Depression and was a popular figure at the time. Denounced for leaving the ALP and under recognized by the conservatives this new full biography attempts to set the record straight.
"In this finely worked biography of the first Australian prime minister to die in office, Henderson makes a convincing case that Lyons, up to now, has not been afforded his rightful place in our political history. This book deserves a wide readership." Ross Fitzgerald The Lyons redrawn: PM gets his due in The Australian October 22, 2011
ABC 7.30 Report Forgotten prime minister remembered view report and interview 18/10/11