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Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and writer based in Sydney. He is best known for his book Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year in 2007. His first venture into fiction was the novella Governor Bligh and the Short Man. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Books by Peter Cochrane

The Making of Martin Sparrow
Best We Forget: The War for White Australia, 1914–18
Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Edition
Governor Bligh & the Short Man: Penguin Special
Governor Bligh and the Short Man: Penguin Special
Colonial Ambition