Hugh Stretton

Professor, Author

1924 –

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Who is Hugh Stretton?

Hugh Stretton AC is an Australian historian and professor and Rhodes Scholar. He was educated at Mentone Grammar School, Scotch College, Melbourne, the University of Melbourne, the University of Oxford and Princeton University. He has been voted one of Australia's ten most influential public intellectuals

He taught modern history and economics but has written chiefly about town planning, housing policies, and social scientists’ ways of explaining complex historical processes.

He was the deputy chair of the South Australian Housing Trust for 17 years. He currently resides in Adelaide, Australia.

A portrait of Hugh Stretton by Australian artist Robert Hannaford won the Peoples Choice Award in the 1991 Archibald Prize.

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Born
Jul 15, 1924
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • University of Melbourne

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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