Reviews

Charles Court: I Love This Place, read what the critics had to say about this ground-breaking biography.

Charles Court: I Love This Place has been met with many positive reviews. At a time when Australia is looking towards the future we need to remember the lessons of the past. This biography entertains even as it informs and provides readers with a thorough, well-written account of Sir Charles Court’s life, as well as a look at the historical and political landscape in which he moved. Here are what the experts had to say:

"“Perhaps no other Australian politician in the 20th century did so much to promote a major sector of the economy. Whether in extracting iron ore or natural gas, nickel or diamonds, alumina or gold, most of the big projects owed much to Sir Charles Court’s vision, and to the legislative incentives and precautions he devised for them. When he died in 2007, Australia’s standard of living depended heavily on mineral wealth, half of which was coming from Western Australia.” “This biography is not only the story of Sir Charles Court’s personal and family life but is an economic and political history of post-war Western Australia . . . It is fair in spirit and will be widely consulted.”"
Professor Geoffrey Blainey,