Dr David Clune

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

David Clune was for many years the Manager of the NSW Parliament’s Research Service and the Parliament’s Historian. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and Consultant Historian to the NSW Legislative Council History Project. Dr Clune has written extensively about NSW politics and history. He is the editor (with Michael Hogan) of The People’s Choice: electoral politics in twentieth century NSW, author (with Gareth Griffith) of Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 1856-2003, editor (with Ken Turner) of The Premiers of NSW, 1856-2005 and The Governors of NSW, 1788-2010, and author of Inside the Wran Era: the Ron Mulock Memoirs. Dr Clune was a member of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW Committee and the Governor Macquarie Bicentenary Committee. He was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001 and the Order of Australia Medal in 2011.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Clune, D. (2017). Connecting with the People: The 1978 reconstitution of the Legislative Council. Sydney: Legislative Council of NSW.
  • Clune, D. (2017). The Legislative Council and Responsible Government: Egan v Willis and Egan v Chadwick. Sydney: Legislative Council of NSW.
  • Clune, D., Upton, J. (2015). Inside the Wran Era: The Ron Mulock Memoirs. Ballarat: Connor Court Publishing.
  • Clune, D. (2013). Keeping the Executive Honest: the modern Legislative Council committee system. Sydney: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council.
  • Clifford, E., Green, A., Clune, D. (2007). Electoral Atlas of NSW, 1856-2006. Sydney: NSW Department of Lands.
  • Clune, D., Griffith, G. (2006). Decision and Deliberation: The Parliament of New South Wales 1856-2003. Sydney: The Federation Press.

Edited Books

  • Clune, D., Smith, R. (2012). From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011. Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2009). The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010. Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2007). Writing Party History Papers from a Seminar held at Parliament House, Sydney, May 2006. Sydney: Federation Press.

Book Chapters

  • Clune, D. (2012). NSW Politics 2007-10. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 221-232). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clune, D. (2012). The Campaign. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 248-257). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clune, D. (2012). Why Labor Lost. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 309-314). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clune, D. (2009). Frederic John Napier Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 415-426). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Turner, K., Clune, D. (2009). Introduction. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 1-29). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Turner, K., Clune, D. (2009). Marie Roslyn Bashir. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 614-627). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2009). Sir David Murray Anderson. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 506-512). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2009). Sir Walter Edward Davidson. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 446-456). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2007). 1858-59. In M.Hogan, L.Muir and H.Golder (Eds.), The People's Choice. Electoral Politics in Colonial New South Wales, (pp. 63-84). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Griffith, G., Clune, D. (2006). Arena v Nader and the Waiver of Parliamentary Privilege. In George Winterton (Eds.), State Constitutional Landmarks, (pp. 331-361). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Charles (later Sir Charles) Gregory Wade. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 77-91). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Elections, Policy and politics: an Overview. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Wran Era, (pp. 20-30). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2006). Introduction: the Changing Role of the Premier in the 20th Century. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 1-14). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2006). Introduction: the Colonial Premiers. In Clune.D and Turner.K (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 1, (pp. 1-12). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). John Joseph Cahill. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 295-312). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Michael Maher: A Good Local Member. In Ken Turner Michael Hogan (Eds.), The Worldly Art of Politics, (pp. 43-52). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Reg Downing: A Safe Pair of Hands. In Ken Turner Michael Hogan (Eds.), The Worldly Art of Politics, (pp. 228-245). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Sir George Warburton Fuller. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 167-177). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Stuart (later Sir Stuart) Alexander Donaldson. In Clune.D and Turner.K (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 1, (pp. 15-33). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2005). Bob Carr: the unexpected colossus. In John Wanna, Paul Williams (Eds.), Yes, Premier: Labor leadership in Australia's States and Territories, (pp. 33-60). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Journals

  • Clune, D. (2018). New South Wales July to December 2017. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 64(2), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2017). New South Wales January to June 2017. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63(4), 749-750. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2017). New South Wales July to December 2016. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63(2), 290-297. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2016). New South Wales January to June 2016. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(4), 613-619. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2016). New South Wales July to December 2015. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(2), 288-294. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2015). New South Wales: January to June 2015. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(4), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2015). NSW Political Chronicle January-June 2015. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(4), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2015). NSW Political Chronicle July-December 2014. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(2), 283-289. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2014). Commonwealth of Australia: January to June 2014. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60(4), 627-633. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2014). New South Wales: July to December 2013. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60(2), 285-291. [More Information]
  • Wanna, J., Clune, D., Economou, N., Williams, P., Phillips, H., Kerr, L., Manning, H., Alessandrini, M., Smith, R., Maley, M. (2013). Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(2), 276-327.
  • Wanna, J., Clune, D., Economou, N., Williams, P., Phillips, H., Kerr, L., Manwaring, R., Alessandrini, M., Smith, R., Maley, M. (2013). Political Chronicles: New South Wales January to June 2013. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(4), 618-668. [More Information]
  • Wanna, J., Clune, D., Economou, N., Williams, P., Phillips, H., Kerr, L., Manning, H., Alessandrini, M., Smith, R., Maley, M. (2012). Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(4), 619-673. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2012). Political Chronicles: New South Wales July to December 2011. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(2), 291-296. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2012). Political Chronicles: New South Wales January to June 2012. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(2), 627-632. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2011). 1843: The Year It All Began. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 26(1), 23-40.
  • Clune, D. (2011). New South Wales: January to June 2011. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57(4), 622-627. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2010). The development of legislative institutions in NSW 1823-1843. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 25(2), 80-91.
  • Clune, D. (2007). 'Morris' Minor Miracle': The March 2007 NSW Election. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 22(2), 195-211.
  • Clune, D. (2005). Howard at the Crossroads? The October 2004 Federal Election. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 20(1), 3-20.
  • Clune, D. (2002). Back to the Future? The November 2001 Federal Election. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 17(1), 3-16.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Clune, D. (2018). State of Anticipation. Inside Story.
  • Clune, D. (2017). Colin Barnett's electrical albatross. Inside Story.
  • Clune, D. (2017). How Holman took on the House. Inside Story.
  • Clune, D. (2017). Where to for Gladys Berejiklian? Inside Story.

Reference Works

  • Clune, D. (2012). Landa, Abram (Abe) (1902–1989). Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Clune, D. (2012). Renshaw, John Brophy (Jack) (1909–1987). Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Clune, D. (2007). NSW Premiers. In Brian Galligan (Eds.), Oxford Companion to Australian Politics. Oxford University Press.

Other

  • Clune, D. (2017), Book review: 'When do we get stuck to them?' in Carl Scully, 'Setting the Record Straight', Inside Story, 10 July 2017.

2018

  • Clune, D. (2018). New South Wales July to December 2017. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 64(2), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2018). State of Anticipation. Inside Story.

2017

  • Clune, D. (2017), Book review: 'When do we get stuck to them?' in Carl Scully, 'Setting the Record Straight', Inside Story, 10 July 2017.
  • Clune, D. (2017). Colin Barnett's electrical albatross. Inside Story.
  • Clune, D. (2017). Connecting with the People: The 1978 reconstitution of the Legislative Council. Sydney: Legislative Council of NSW.
  • Clune, D. (2017). How Holman took on the House. Inside Story.
  • Clune, D. (2017). New South Wales January to June 2017. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63(4), 749-750. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2017). New South Wales July to December 2016. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 63(2), 290-297. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2017). The Legislative Council and Responsible Government: Egan v Willis and Egan v Chadwick. Sydney: Legislative Council of NSW.
  • Clune, D. (2017). Where to for Gladys Berejiklian? Inside Story.

2016

  • Clune, D. (2016). New South Wales January to June 2016. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(4), 613-619. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2016). New South Wales July to December 2015. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62(2), 288-294. [More Information]

2015

  • Clune, D., Upton, J. (2015). Inside the Wran Era: The Ron Mulock Memoirs. Ballarat: Connor Court Publishing.
  • Clune, D. (2015). New South Wales: January to June 2015. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(4), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2015). NSW Political Chronicle January-June 2015. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(4), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2015). NSW Political Chronicle July-December 2014. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61(2), 283-289. [More Information]

2014

  • Clune, D. (2014). Commonwealth of Australia: January to June 2014. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60(4), 627-633. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2014). New South Wales: July to December 2013. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 60(2), 285-291. [More Information]

2013

  • Clune, D. (2013). Keeping the Executive Honest: the modern Legislative Council committee system. Sydney: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council.
  • Wanna, J., Clune, D., Economou, N., Williams, P., Phillips, H., Kerr, L., Manning, H., Alessandrini, M., Smith, R., Maley, M. (2013). Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(2), 276-327.
  • Wanna, J., Clune, D., Economou, N., Williams, P., Phillips, H., Kerr, L., Manwaring, R., Alessandrini, M., Smith, R., Maley, M. (2013). Political Chronicles: New South Wales January to June 2013. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 59(4), 618-668. [More Information]

2012

  • Clune, D., Smith, R. (2012). From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011. Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clune, D. (2012). Landa, Abram (Abe) (1902–1989). Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Clune, D. (2012). NSW Politics 2007-10. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 221-232). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Wanna, J., Clune, D., Economou, N., Williams, P., Phillips, H., Kerr, L., Manning, H., Alessandrini, M., Smith, R., Maley, M. (2012). Political Chronicles. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(4), 619-673. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2012). Political Chronicles: New South Wales July to December 2011. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(2), 291-296. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2012). Political Chronicles: New South Wales January to June 2012. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58(2), 627-632. [More Information]
  • Clune, D. (2012). Renshaw, John Brophy (Jack) (1909–1987). Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University (ANU).
  • Clune, D. (2012). The Campaign. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 248-257). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Clune, D. (2012). Why Labor Lost. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 309-314). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.

2011

  • Clune, D. (2011). 1843: The Year It All Began. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 26(1), 23-40.
  • Clune, D. (2011). New South Wales: January to June 2011. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 57(4), 622-627. [More Information]

2010

  • Clune, D. (2010). The development of legislative institutions in NSW 1823-1843. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 25(2), 80-91.

2009

  • Clune, D. (2009). Frederic John Napier Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 415-426). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Turner, K., Clune, D. (2009). Introduction. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 1-29). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Turner, K., Clune, D. (2009). Marie Roslyn Bashir. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 614-627). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2009). Sir David Murray Anderson. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 506-512). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2009). Sir Walter Edward Davidson. In David Clune, Ken Turner (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010, (pp. 446-456). Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2009). The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010. Australia: The Federation Press.

2007

  • Clune, D. (2007). 'Morris' Minor Miracle': The March 2007 NSW Election. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 22(2), 195-211.
  • Clune, D. (2007). 1858-59. In M.Hogan, L.Muir and H.Golder (Eds.), The People's Choice. Electoral Politics in Colonial New South Wales, (pp. 63-84). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clifford, E., Green, A., Clune, D. (2007). Electoral Atlas of NSW, 1856-2006. Sydney: NSW Department of Lands.
  • Clune, D. (2007). NSW Premiers. In Brian Galligan (Eds.), Oxford Companion to Australian Politics. Oxford University Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2007). Writing Party History Papers from a Seminar held at Parliament House, Sydney, May 2006. Sydney: Federation Press.

2006

  • Griffith, G., Clune, D. (2006). Arena v Nader and the Waiver of Parliamentary Privilege. In George Winterton (Eds.), State Constitutional Landmarks, (pp. 331-361). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Charles (later Sir Charles) Gregory Wade. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 77-91). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Griffith, G. (2006). Decision and Deliberation: The Parliament of New South Wales 1856-2003. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Elections, Policy and politics: an Overview. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Wran Era, (pp. 20-30). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2006). Introduction: the Changing Role of the Premier in the 20th Century. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 1-14). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D., Turner, K. (2006). Introduction: the Colonial Premiers. In Clune.D and Turner.K (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 1, (pp. 1-12). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). John Joseph Cahill. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 295-312). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Michael Maher: A Good Local Member. In Ken Turner Michael Hogan (Eds.), The Worldly Art of Politics, (pp. 43-52). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Reg Downing: A Safe Pair of Hands. In Ken Turner Michael Hogan (Eds.), The Worldly Art of Politics, (pp. 228-245). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Sir George Warburton Fuller. In David Clune & Ken Turner (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 2 1901-2005, (pp. 167-177). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Clune, D. (2006). Stuart (later Sir Stuart) Alexander Donaldson. In Clune.D and Turner.K (Eds.), The Premiers of New South Wales 1856-2005 Vol. 1, (pp. 15-33). Sydney: Federation Press.

2005

  • Clune, D. (2005). Bob Carr: the unexpected colossus. In John Wanna, Paul Williams (Eds.), Yes, Premier: Labor leadership in Australia's States and Territories, (pp. 33-60). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Clune, D. (2005). Howard at the Crossroads? The October 2004 Federal Election. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 20(1), 3-20.

2002

  • Clune, D. (2002). Back to the Future? The November 2001 Federal Election. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 17(1), 3-16.

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