Much of opposition leader Kevin Rudd's youth has been well documented. But one aspect of his life he likes to gloss over is the two years he spent boarding at one of Brisbane's elite Catholic boys schools after his father died, perhaps because it was such a traumatic experience, or perhaps it does not fit with the hard-luck personal narrative he has woven to appeal to aspirational voters. Acknowledged or not, Rudd's time at Ashgrove reveals much about the child he was and the man he would become - Cosima Marriner
The school that shaped Rudd's faith and politics?
- Published: 23 April 2007