|Name Weston Bate|
|Born Weston Arthur Bate
24 September 1924 (age 91)
Melbourne, Victoria (1924-09-24) |
Institutions Deakin University (1978–89) University of Melbourne (1952–74)
Alma mater University of Melbourne (MA)
Main interests Australian cultural history Local history
Notable awards Ernest Scott Prize (1979) Medal of the Order of Australia (1997)
Books Essential but unplanned, Lucky City, A history of Brighton
Education University of Melbourne
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Weston Arthur Bate OAM (born 24 September 1924) is an Australian historian.
Bate served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. He studied at the University of Melbourne under Manning Clark, Max Crawford, Kathleen Fitzpatrick and John O'Brien. He taught at Brighton Grammar School, Melbourne Grammar School, Bradfield College (Berkshire), and (from 1952 to 1976) at the University of Melbourne. From 1978 until 1989 Bate held the foundation chair of Australian Studies at Deakin University, Geelong.
Bate was President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.