The Big Fella
Jack Lang was twice premier of New South Wales, his second term ending in 1932 with dismissal by the Governor at the height of the Great Depression. Covering a key period in Australia’s history, and that of the Australian Labor Party, The Big Fella is much more than an illuminating biography of the complex Lang.
Bede Nairn (1917–2006) was the general editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography for many years and a highly respected historian. The Big Fella was first published in 1986.