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Hugh Dolan

Hugh Dolan is a storyteller with a keen interest in Australian history. He is the author of a number of books on major Australian events, and now prefers to use the medium of graphic novels — or factual comics. Two of his latest titles — Gallipoli: The landing and Reg Saunders: An Indigenous war hero — won the educational publishing award for junior secondary student resource. Hugh prefers the medium of the graphic novel because he feels he can catch more readers this way.

Hugh is the first to admit that at school he had difficulties reading, and was in the bottom set for maths, science and every class at school. It was through comic books like Asterix The Gaul and Tin Tin that Hugh first ventured into a library. Hugh served in the Royal Australian Air Force after graduating from a degree in history at Oxford University. He is now retired and writes part-time.

Books from this author
Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Dave Dye
March 2019
This graphic book brings to life the struggles of daily life on the goldfields and the powerful events of the Eureka stockade.
Ned Kelly
February 2016
We all think we know the story of Ned Kelly, Australia's most famous outlaw, but we've never seen him in full colour like this before …
Reg Saunders
Hugh Dolan, Adrian Threlfall
April 2015
View the Reg Saunders teaching resource on the Reading Australia website
Hugh Dolan, artist Mal Gardiner
December 2014
The truth about the assault on Gallipoli is finally being told – panel by panel. Gallipoli: The Landing