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Professor Don Aitkin

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Professor Don Aitkin AO MA (UNE), PhD (ANU), Hon DUniv (Canberra), Hon DLitt (UNE) Discipline: Political Science Year Elected: 1975 2015 Reflections I was in London in 1975 when a letter arrived telling me that I had been elected a Fellow of the Academy. It was, as it should have been, [...]
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Oct
28

Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard AM BA (UWA), MA, PhD (Duke) Discipline: Economic History Year Elected: 1967 2015 Reflections The Academy of Social Sciences now has a different role to what it had in 1967 when I was invited to be a member. Still the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), membership was [...]
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Oct
28

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC MA (Melbourne), DLitt (Ballarat), FAHA Discipline: History Year Elected: 1970 2015 Reflections Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC is a prominent Australian historian, academic, philanthropist and commentator with a wide international audience. He is the author of many books on the economic and social history of Australia, including The Tyranny [...]
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Oct
28

Emeritus Professor John Caldwell

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor John Caldwell AO BA (UNE), PhD (ANU) Discipline: Demography Year Elected: 1972 2015 Reflections Building a demography program from 1970 Central to Australia’s history is European settlement and accordingly the important component of our demographic history has been population growth from both immigration and natural increase.  Accordingly, from its [...]
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Oct
30

Professor Ross Day

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Professor Ross Day BSc (UWA), PhD (Bristol), DUniv (La Trobe), HonDSc (La Trobe), FAPsS, FAA 2015 Reflections Professor Ross Day was born in Albany, WA in 1927. He completed his secondary education at Albany High School in 1945 and then started a BSc (Hons) at the University of Western Australia (1946-49). [...]
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Oct
30

Professor Norm Feather

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Professor Norm Feather BA, DipEd (Sydney), MA (UNE), PhD (Michigan), Hon DLitt (UNE), Hon DLitt (Flinders), FAPsS 2015 Reflections I became a member of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in 1970. The SSRC became the Academy in July 1971 with Richard Dowling as the first president. My major research interests [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Ronald Gates AO

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Ronald Gates AO BCom (UTAS), MA (Oxford), Hon DEcon (UQ), Hon DLitt (UNE), Hon FRAPI, Hon FAIUS 2015 Reflections I became a Fellow of the Academy in 1968, when I was 45 years old and was Head of the Department of Economics and Dean of the faculty in the [...]
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Oct
30

Professor Peter Glow

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Professor Peter Glow BA (Melbourne), PhD (London) 2015 Reflections My first contact with the academy came by way of a letter from the Executive Director inviting me to accept fellowship of the Academy of the Social Sciences. At the time I was teaching and researching in the biology of behaviour. My [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt AO

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt AO BCom (Hons), MCom (Melbourne), PhD (Cambridge), LittD (Cambridge), Hon DLitt (De Montfort University), Hon DCom (Melbourne), Hon Dhcrerpol (Fribourg), FAcSS 2015 Reflections I was elected a Fellow in 1971, the year the Academy started, and I very soon served for three years on the Executive Committee. [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Keith Hancock AO

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Keith Hancock AO BA (Melbourne), PhD (London), Hon DLitt (Flinders), HonDCom (Melbourne), Honorary Fellow (LSE) 2015 Reflections The 47 years that have passed since I became a member of the Social Science Research Council test severely my imperfect memory. I believe that my sponsors were Professors Peter Karmel and [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis MA (Melbourne), DPhil (Oxford) 2015 Reflections I’m grateful to have been invited to give annual Academy lectures, in 1974 on Naming a New Nation and in 1988 on Multiculturalism and National Identity, each of which provoked me to chance my arm on a topic I might not [...]
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Oct
30

Professor Frank Jones

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Professor Frank Jones BA (Sydney), PhD (ANU) 2015 Reflections My early academic career coincided in large part with the great expansion of tertiary education that followed the Murray Committee inquiry of 1957. After joining the newly established Department of Sociology in the Research School of Social Sciences in 1963, during the [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Syd Lovibond

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Syd Lovibond BA (Melbourne), MA, PhD, AUA (Adelaide) 2015 Reflections Syd Lovibond is an elder statesman of Australian psychology.  He trained at the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne, and started his academic career at the fledgling Department of Psychology at Adelaide when it separated from the Department of Philosophy [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor John Nevile

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor John Nevile BA (UWA), MA, PhD (UC Berkeley), Hon DSc (UNSW) 2015 Reflections When I reflect on my time as member of the Academy the thing that stands out the most is the number of strong and lasting friendships that I made with other Academy Fellows. These were not [...]
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Oct
30

Professor Leon Mann

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Professor Leon Mann MA, DipSocSt (Melbourne), PhD (Yale), FAPsS, Hon Fellow and Life Governor (Hebrew University), Hon Dsc (Melbourne) 2015 Reflections When I was elected to Fellowship in 1975 the Academy numbered 141 members. I was one of 12 new Fellows - all males - bringing the Academy to 153.  At [...]
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Emeritus Professor Ray Over

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Ray Over BA, PhD (Sydney) 2015 Reflections I completed my PhD degree at the University of Sydney between 1958 and 1960 under the joint supervision of Bill O’Neil (President of ASSA from 1964-1966) and Ross Day (FAA as well as FASSA).  Both provided wonderful mentorship to a young man [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Alan Powell AM

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Alan Powell AM BScAgr, PhD (Sydney), DEcon (Honoris Causa) (Monash) 2015 Reflections I came into economics after completing an agricultural science degree. In 1968 Max Corden noted that most Australian agricultural economists had been trained in the US, where an econometric approach was the rule [1]. This was in [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor John Poynter AO OBE

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor John Poynter AO OBE Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques, MA (Oxford), BA, PhD (Melbourne), FAHA 2015 Reflections The President has offered a range of topics for reflection, but I must begin with an apology. History is a discipline represented in two Academies, and as a member of both [...]
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Oct
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Emeritus Professor Gus Sinclair

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Gus Sinclair MCom (Melbourne), DPhil (Oxford) 2015 Reflections At the time I was elected a Fellow, the Academy was a more informal outfit than it has now become. The annual get-together was a fairly leisurely affair with a less packed programme and a lot of free time between events.  [...]
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Oct
30

Emeritus Professor Robert Smith AM

Jubilee Fellow - 2015 Emeritus Professor Robert Smith AM BA (UNE), MA (Northwestern), PhD (ANU) 2015 Reflections I am just a little embarrassed by my inclusion in the 40+year group to be recognised by the Academy. While I remain pleased at the honour of the Fellowship conferred in 1974, an assessment of my participation in [...]
By Chris Hatherly | 2015
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