‘A man of the mind: John Hirst 1942-2016‘, Honest History, 16 February 2016
Honest History committee member and distinguished archivist, Michael Piggott, reviews the work of John Hirst, who died recently. This obituary draws on the tributes of a number of Hirst’s fellow historians.
He influenced me deeply as a historian, even though I found his politics
frustratingly difficult to pigeon-hole. He was a man of the mind and generous
in his attention. Vale, John. (Janine Rizzetti, The Resident Judge of Port Phillip blog)