Welcome to www.LangHancock.info
(the father site of www.GinaRinehart.info)
Economics.org.au is the first to republish the writings of Lang Hancock in decades. We call him a member of our staff because we employ his work. Another staff member of ours, John Singleton, said of Hancock: “the only business man with 100 percent courage. He will not back down, bow down or compromise to any Government no matter what it costs him.”
Lang Hancock interviews
- 1971 Lang Hancock-Robert Moore interview for Monday Conference.
- 1974 Lang Hancock-Dennis Minogue interview for The Age.
- 1975 Lang Hancock-Dave Allen interview for YouTube!
- 1978 Lang Hancock-George Negus interview for The Australian.
Love her of loathe her, to understand Gina Rinehart, this interview with her father Lang may be of use! economics.org.au/2011/09/lang-h…
— GeorgeNegus (@GeorgeNegus) June 27, 2012
- 1979 Lang Hancock-Robert Duffield interview for Rogue Bull:
(a.) on Hancock’s Australia — “Hancock’s own view is to equate W.A. and New Zealand whose capitals of Perth and Wellington are both separated from Canberra by about the same distance of nothingness — sand in one case, sea in the other. He sees no more reason why W.A. should be associated with the Canberra-Sydney-Melbourne axis than should New Zealanders.”
(b.) and on government help.
Lang Hancock writings
- Wake Up Australia (Sydney: Dwyer, 1979) — Excerpts: Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is on whether the mining industry should be taking a softly-softly or an attacking approach toward government.
- “Why WA must go it alone,” The Herald (Melbourne), October 18, 1973, p. 4; republished as “Pressure groups call the tune …,” The Courier-Mail, October 23, 1973, p. 4; and under the former title in The Sydney Morning Herald, November 29, 1973, p. 7.
- Crystal Balls Need Polishing — “OUR MINERAL POLICY IS ON POOR GROUND,” Sunday Independent, November 4, 1973, p. 16.
- “Minerals — politicians’ playthings?,” Investors Chronicle and Stock Exchange Gazette (London), October 1973, p. 44. With a seamless natural suggestion of secession.
- Hancock’s threat to secede and faith in Whitlam — as “Is Western Australia ripe for UDI?,” The Times (London), March 1, 1973, p. 23.
- “Does Canberra leave us any alternative to secession?,” March, 1974.
- “A Condensed Case for Secession,” August, 1974.
- The Great Claim Robbery, from about 1972 I think.
- “Governments Consume Wealth — They Don’t Create It,” notes from Hancock’s address at the Workers Party Gala Dinner, October 23, 1975.
- Small and Big Business Should Oppose Government, says Lang Hancock — ”Viewpoint: Time for Truth!” Sunday Independent (Perth), unsure of date and page number.
- Lang Hancock on Australia Today [1976?]
- “Resource Management in Australia: Is it possible?,” Management Forum, vol. 2, no. 3, September 1976, pp. 141-50.
- Lang Hancock in 1976 on Public Picnics and Human Blights
- “The best way to help the poor is not to become one of them.” – Lang Hancock — The Bulletin, February 19, 1977, p. 13.
- Lang Hancock’s “Foreword” to Singo and Howard’s Rip Van Australia, (Stanmore: Cassell Australia, 1977), p. xiii.
- Lang Hancock complains to Margaret Thatcher about Malcolm Fraser — in two private letters in 1977-78.
- “Lang Hancock on Environmentalists,” Environment W.A., Spring, 1977, pp. 7, 30.
- “The Treasury needs a hatchet man,” The Courier-Mail, January 12, 1978, p. 4.
- Speech delivered by Lang Hancock, March 7, 1978, to the International Press Institute General Assembly in Canberra. A review is here, which quotes something not found in the speech. That either means his speech was different to this document or Hancock delivered more than one speech at the event.
- “Get the ‘econuts’ off our backs …,” The Australian, April 10, 1978, p. 9.
- “Aborigines, Bjelke and freedom of the press,” The Sydney Morning Herald, April 16, 1978, p. 6, as a letter to the editor.
- “Australia’s slide to socialism,” Purchasing and Supply, June 1978, pp. 12-13.
- “Why not starve the taxation monster?,” The Australian, August 3, 1978, p. 8, as a letter to the editor.
- Lang Hancock’s Five Point Plan to Cripple Australia — as “Stopping energy chaos,” Mining Review (February, 1980), pp. 7-8.
- “The spread of Canberra-ism,” The Sydney Morning Herald, September 30, 1980, p. 6, as a letter to the editor.
- “Govt should sell the ABC,” The Sydney Morning Herald, July 17, 1981, p. 6, as a letter to the editor.
- “We Mine to Live,” Quadrant, September, 1981, pp. 51-53.
- The autobiographical Lang Hancock chapter in Neil Lawrence & Steve Bunk’s collection, The Stump Jumpers (Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1985), pp. 41-51.
- “Boston Tea Party 1986 style,” The Weekend Australian, May 31–June 1, 1986, p. 16, as a letter to the editor.
Lang Hancock mentions
- Colin Chapman, “Hancock: King of the Pilbara,” Sunday Australian, June 27, 1971, pp. 13-14, filled with Lang Hancock’s own words.
- Hugh Schmitt, “MILLIONAIRE PUTS MONEY BEHIND SECESSIONISTS,” The Sun-Herald, May 5, 1974, p. 7, filled with Lang Hancock’s own words.
- “Party Promises to Abolish Tax,” Daily Telegraph, January 27, 1975, p. 4, Hancock says he gives “full moral support” to the Workers Party.
- Gina Rinehart, Secessionist — Excerpts from: Joanna Parson, “Gina Hancock: Australia’s iron-ore heiress … cool, quiet girl with the power to move mountains,” Woman’s Day, June 16, 1975, pp. 4, 7, 19.
- Patricia Johnson, “Singleton: the White Kight of Ockerdom,” Cleo, June, 1975, pp. 57-59.
- Dennis Minogue, “Lang Hancock: giant of the western iron age,” The Age, September 20, 1975, pp. 11-12, filled with Lang Hancock’s own words.
- J.F. Moyes, Hancock and Wright (self-published, 1973). Here is a 6MB PDF scan of the entire book. Here are the chapters in a more accessible format: “Bury Hancock Week,” (chapter 1); “Hancock and Wright,” (chapter 2), which includes a chunk of a speech Hancock gave in 1958; “Enter Rio Tinto,” (chapter 3); “Hamersley and Tom Price,” (chapter 4); “News in the West,” (chapter 5); and more coming soon.
- “Remembering Lang Hancock,” from Ron Manners, Heroic Misadventures: Four Decades – Full Circle (West Perth, Australia: Mannwest Group, 2009), pp. 215-229. Lots of good stuff there. Also much more on Lang Hancock in the Workers Party chapter of Heroic Misadventures.
- Ron Manners’ Heroic Misadventures, reviewed by Benjamin Marks.
- Up the Workers! Bob Howard’s 1979 Workers Party Reflection in Playboy
- Singo says Lang Hancock violated Australia’s 11th commandment: Thou Shalt Not Succeed — John Singleton, “KEEP ON FIGHTING,” Daily Mirror, January 7, 1981, p. 11.
- Jenny Archer, “Friends of free enterprise treated to financial tete-a-tete: Lang does the talking but Gina pulls the strings,” The Australian, June 21, 1982, p. 9.
- Pamela G. Hollie, “The ‘Richest Man’ in Australia,” The New York Times, December 12, 1982, p. 8, sec. 3 (reporting from Perth).
- “Governments — like a red rag to a Rogue Bull,” The Sydney Morning Herald, June 6, 1991, p. 2. This article is by Deborah Light, but includes many Hancock quotes. It says that Hancock read from a five-page document titled “Answer to Question: Why Did You Support the Labor Party.” I have been unable to find that document. Please help!
- Singo, Howard and Hancock Want to Secede
- “Hancock gets tough over uranium mining,” The Sydney Morning Herald, April 14, 1977, p. 2.
- “Right-wing plot,” The Bulletin, July 2, 1977, p. 14, in Robert Drewe’s So It Goes column.
- “PM’s sky high promise to Lang,” The Bulletin, November 5, 1977, p. 108.
- Positive review of Hancock speech — David McNicoll, “Where others failed, Lang laid them in the aisles,” The Bulletin, March 21, 1978, p. 39, short excerpt. Talks about the reception of a Lang Hancock speech at the International Press Institute Assembly held in Canberra the week before. I think this is the speech, but it does not include the Bermuda triangle comment, so ?????
- “Tactics change by Hancock,” Daily News (Perth), July 7, 1978, p. 6. It begins: “Iron ore millionaire Lang Hancock has decided that ‘yelling his head off’ in Australia is not doing enough to sway Canberra. So today he brought his campaign against government meddling in private enterprise to Britain.”
- Robert Duffield, “WA’s NCP commits suicide,” The Bulletin, September 12, 1978, pp. 24-26.
- Leslie Walford, “The code of Lang Hancock,” The Sydney Morning Herald, December 17, 1978, p. 102. Mentions an event Michael Darby organised. He videoed the event. Please help track down the video!
- Peter Rosendorff, “‘You can’t live off a sacred site’,” New Internationalist, July, 1979, p. 20, filled with Hancock’s own words.