Zachary Gorman, Author at IPA - The Voice For Freedom
Zachary Gorman
Adjunct Fellow
Level 2, 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Dr Zachary Gorman is an Adjunct Fellow  at the Institute of Public Affairs. He is a professional historian with a PhD from the University of Wollongong where he has worked as a Tutor of history and politics, and a BA with honours first class from the University of Sydney.

Zachary's research interest is on the origins of the classical liberal tradition both within Australia and in a wider Western context. He has been published in Quadrant, History Australia, the Journal of Australian Colonial History and the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. He wrote a chapter on George Reid in Gregory Melleuish's Liberalism and Conservatism and has also appeared on ABC Radio National.

Zachary is the author of Sir Joseph Carruthers: Founder of the New South Wales Liberal Party, published by Connor Court in 2018. The book is a biographical exploration of classical liberalism's impact on the Australian party system and how the term 'liberal' came to be associated with the right in Australian politics.

Recently Zachary has turned his attention to the broader issue of the origins of Western political liberties. As a resident Research Fellow with the IPA's Foundations of Western Civilisation program (2018-2020) he explored the antecedents and impact of Magna Carta, trying to contextualise the famous document within a wider tradition of attempts to limit the power of potentially despotic governments.

The result is Summoning Magna Carta: Freedom's Symbol Over a Millennium, published in 2021 by the IPA in conjunction with Australian Scholarly Publishing.