Peter FitzSimons shines light on life of Hubert Wilkins

By Michael McKernan
Updated November 19 2021 - 1:40am, first published November 18 2021 - 10:00pm
Sir George Hubert Wilkins taking a photograph in 1921. Picture: Getty

How does he do it? Last year I reviewed his book on Breaker Morant, which, I thought, was wonderful. Exactly 12 months later, Peter FitzSimons is in the bookshops again with a biography of Sir Hubert Wilkins. The Morant book took readers to the heart of war crimes; this book places us in the midst of scientists coming to terms with climate change. Big books, big themes, big ideas.