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Dragon and Kangaroo

Dragon and Kangaroo

Sep 13, 2017 No Comments ›› admin

The Weekly Notebook BY ALEX MITCHELLON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 Exploring Australia-China history Canberra writer and journalist Rob Macklin has written a highly relevant, timely and utterly riveting book on the intricate relationship between Australia and China. Over the years, I’ve read most of Macklin’s 28 books but this is his best. It’s a cracker. With China established as Australia’s ...Continue Reading


Hamilton Hume

Hamilton Hume

Jul 23, 2016 No Comments ›› admin

The untold story of Hamilton Hume — the Australian-born explorer who truly opened up the nation. While English-born soldiers, sailors and surveyors have claimed pride of place among the explorers of the young New South Wales colony, the real pathfinder was a genuine native-born Australian. Hamilton Hume, a man with a profound understanding of the Aboriginal ...Continue Reading


Warrior Elite

Warrior Elite

Jun 9, 2016 No Comments ›› admin

WARRIOR ELITE ‘Warrior Elite charts what our military future will look like, based on some remarkable military and intelligence achievements of the past… ‘It is unique because Robert Macklin has tumbled to a reality that few people outside the official national security community understand: Australia’s Special Forces include not only the SASR and the Commandoes, but Australia’s ...Continue Reading


Dark Paradise – Norfolk Island – Isolation, Savagery, Mystery and Murder

Dark Paradise – Norfolk Island – Isolation, Savagery, Mystery and Murder

Jul 15, 2013 13 Comments ›› admin

DARK PARADISE  Norfolk Island  Isolation, Savagery, Mystery and Murder Read an excerpt here  Listen to a recent radio interview Robert gave about the book to PM's Mark Colvin From convicts to mutineers to modern scandals, Robert Macklin taps the history of Norfolk Island. Robert Macklin has successfully woven together the stories of the early settlement of New South Wales, the ...Continue Reading


The Gadfly Papers

The Gadfly Papers

Oct 22, 2012 No Comments ›› admin

THE GADFLY PAPERS, Robert Macklin’s delightful collection of columns, provides a charming antidote to the Canberra knockers. "The Gadfly Papers" by BWM Books on Ganxy// Continue Reading