Literary Agent

Humphrey McQueen

Humphrey McQueen is a freelance historian and cultural commentator. Widely known in Australia through his books, radio commentaries, articles and public speeches he is in demand as a guest lecturer, critic and consultant.

Humphrey is the author of 19 books that cover history, the media, politics and the visual arts. His articles appear regularly in the Bulletin and his two classic books of Australian history A New Britannia and Social Sketches of Australia were reissued in 2004. His book * Framework of Flesh*, looking at the history of builders’ labourers and their unions, was published by Ginninderra Press, Adelaide, in 2009.

He lives in Canberra.

Selected Publications
  • Framework of Flesh: Builders Labourers Battle for Health and Safety (2009)
  • A New Brittania (2004)
  • Social Sketches of Australia 1888-2001 (2004)
  • The Essence of Capitalism (2001)
  • Temper Democratic: How Exceptional is Australia? (1998)
  • Suspect History: Manning Clark and the Future of Australian History (1997)
  • Tom Roberts (1996)
  • Japan to the Rescue (1992)
  • Tokyo World (1991)
  • Suburbs of the Sacred: Transforming Australian Beliefs and Values (1988)
  • Gallipoli to Petrov: Arguing with Australian History (1984)
  • Gone Tomorrow: Australia in the1980s (1982)
  • The Black Swan of Trespass (1979)
  • Australia’s Media Monopolies (1977)