Garry Woodard

Frederick Watson Fellow 2002

Topic: A study of Australian foreign policy in the postwar era 
Garry Woodard presented his findings in a public lecture at the National Archives in Canberra on 30 May 2003.

Biographical note

Garry Woodard is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Melbourne. Previously he served in the diplomatic corps.


Garry Woodard's fellowship helped him to write a book about Australian foreign policy in the postwar era.


In this paper Garry Woodard examines Australia's decision to go to war in Vietnam, focusing on the relation between the government and its officials. Australian policy is examined in the broader context of the uncomfortable relationship between American secrecy and Australian dependency.

Records in the National Archives collection cited by Garry Woodard

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