Hasluck, Nicholas

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Hasluck, Nicholas Gender: M
Nicholas Paul Hasluck
born on 17 October 1942 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Canberra, Australia, 35s17, 149e08
Timezone AEDT h11e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°07' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°19 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 17°58'

Nicholas Hasluck
photo: Mosman Library, license cc-by-2.0


Australian novelist, poet and short story writer, and judge.

His father, Sir Paul Hasluck was a minister in the Federal Government under Robert Menzies, and was later appointed Governor-General of Australia.

After completing his law studies in 1966 he worked briefly in Fleet Street in London as an editorial assistant before returning to Australia in 1967 to work as a barrister. He was deputy chair of the Australia Council from 1978 to 1982 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

On 1 May 2000, Hasluck was appointed as a judge on the Supreme Court of Western Australia, which is the highest ranking court in the Australian State of Western Australia.

Hasluck was first professionally published in 1964 with a poem appearing in Westerly literary magazine. His books fall into two categories, which he describes as 'moral thriller genre and satire', with the thriller interesting him the most. He cites the American writers William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal as being his main literary influences.

In 2006, Hasluck became Chairperson of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife. They have two children.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Holmes à Court, Robert (born 27 July 1937). Notes: Law practice partnership


  • Work : New Career 1967 (Barrister)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 ("Quarantine" his first novel)
  • Work : Gain social status 1 May 2000 (Appointed to Western Australia Supreme Court)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Alexandra Hasluck's book, "Portrait in a Mirror: An Autobiography" (Oxford University Press, 1982).


  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet