Ross McMullin is an award-winning historian and biographer.
His most recent book is Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words, his second book about Australia’s most famous general in World War I.
Ross’s previous biography, Pompey Elliott, was awarded the Christina Stead Award for biography and the Melbourne University Press Award for literature.
His multi-biography Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the National Cultural Award.
Ross’s biography of a remarkably talented and versatile artist-writer, Will Dyson: Australia’s Radical Genius, was highly commended by the judges of the National Biography Award.
He has also written books about political history, notably his commissioned ALP centenary history The Light on the Hill: The Australian Labor Party 1891-1991.
Another political history by Ross is So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the World’s First National Labour Government.
Articles by Ross have been published in many newspapers and periodicals, and chapters by him have been included in numerous multi-authored books. Click here to see a full list of articles and chapters in multi-authored books.
Dr McMullin graduated from the University of Melbourne with degrees in Law and Commerce and a PhD in Australian History. During the 1970s he played first-grade District cricket in Melbourne for University and Prahran.
Ross completed two university theses:
“The 1913 Federal Election”, Master of Arts Preliminary (History) thesis, University of Melbourne, 1977
“Will Dyson: Artist, Radical and Nationalist”, PhD (History) thesis, University of Melbourne, 1984