Presentations, Reviews, and Interviews


Professor Emeritus Stuart Macintyre, Melbourne University:

This is the first full biographical treatment of Higinbotham and the first to connect him properly to the political battles of colonial Victoria. He emerges undiminished, indeed enhanced by a deeper knowledge of this singular man.
Foreword: George Higinbotham and Eureka.

Professor Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University

This deeply researched and engagingly written book will be indispensable to students of Victorian colonial politics, as well as to anyone seriously interested in the ideas that have so largely shaped the way we are governed.
Labour History, Journal of The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, No. 116, May 2019.

Eric Howard, President: Eureka Australia: Descendants and Supporters Inc.

Geraldine’s scholarship needs to be exposed to as broad a cross-section of Australians as possible… It gives the Eureka story added context and recognition as a massive change agent for strengthening Australian political culture.


“Key events in the life of George Higinbotham” A presentation by Geraldine Moore to the
Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 a’Beckett Street, Melbourne, 15 October 2019, 5.15 – 7pm.

Presentation in the ‘Talking History @ Eureka’ series of talks at the Eureka Centre, Ballarat.
What was significant to Victoria about the life of George Higinbotham “the most loved and the most hated man of his day,” and what did this have to do with Eureka? A presentation by Geraldine Moore at the Eureka Centre, Ballarat, Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 5 p.m.
Tel. (03)5333 0333

Presentation to Eureka Australia: Descendants and Supporters at the Annual Democracy Award Dinner, 16 November 2019. Comment by Eric Howard: “Geraldine presented a succinct and highly interesting profile of George Higinbotham…Her presentation was of the highest quality and the book is a great insight into lesser known aspects of Victoria’s struggle for democracy, during and subsequent to Eureka.”

Presentation to the Celtic Club, “Writers’ Book Festival’, 4 December 2019. Comment by Michael Van Leeuwin, “Geraldine’s book… brings to life Higinbotham’s important role in establishing parliamentary democracy in Victoria.”


Interview with Dr Patrick Geoghegan, Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin. “Talking History” on Radio Eirann, the Republic of Ireland, 1 March 2020. (Segment commences at 37 ½ minutes into the program.

Interview with Jon Faine on Radio Melbourne’s ‘The Conversation Hour’, 26 April 2019.…/11032796

Interview with Phillip Adams on Radio National’s ‘Late Night Live’, 12 March 2019.

Interview with Tim Brunero on ABC Radio Digital’s ‘Saturday Afternoons’, 3 August 2019.


‘ You write beautifully… your “context” is always so interesting and your ability to present complexities with such clarity is superb.’
Dr Jan Richardson


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