A. G. L. Shaw was Emeritus Professor of History at Monash University and has had a distinguished career as a scholar in Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academies of the Humanities and of the Social Sciences and has been president of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. In 1982 he was awarded the A.O. for services to education. Professor Shaw has published widely.
"Grounded in solid research, informed judgement, and an urbane and
balanced literary style." --"Australian Book Review"