‘Issue #36’-Sydney Papers Online

Robert Menzies and the Visual Arts

2017-04-20T14:25:59+10:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australia’s Commonwealth government has been involved in the arts virtually from federation. The visual arts especially attracted government involvement with the 1912 Fisher Government appointment of a Commonwealth Art Advisory Board which grew from strength to strength in the post-war Menzies era.  Contrary to what many historians have assumed, Australia’s long serving Prime Minister Robert [...]

Making Headlines

2017-04-20T14:26:45+10:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Chris Mitchell retired at the end of 2015 after more than 12 years as editor-in-chief of The Australian and 24 years as a daily newspaper editor at The Australian, The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail. As editor-in-chief of The Australian, Chris Mitchell ran the largest stable of journalists with the largest editorial budget in the [...]

Politics and the English Language: an Introduction to Professor Barry Spurr

2017-04-20T14:28:21+10:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Barry Spurr was a member of the academic staff of the Department of English in the University of Sydney for 40 years and was Australia’s first Professor of Poetry. Spurr touched off a bitter debate by denouncing the modern school curriculum for English studies. Miranda Devine, commentator and columnist for The Daily Telegraph and [...]

Politics And Language

2017-04-20T14:29:12+10:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Barry Spurr was a member of the academic staff of the Department of English in the University of Sydney for 40 years and was Australia’s first Professor of Poetry. Spurr touched off a bitter debate by denouncing the modern school curriculum for English studies. Miranda Devine, commentator and columnist for The Daily Telegraph and [...]

Telling it Straight: Behind the Albo Bio

2017-04-20T14:30:35+10:00September 25th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2016, political reporter Karen Middleton published Albanese - Telling it Straight which chronicles the life and career of Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese (Albo) who learned his political craft among the tough men and women of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother’s devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the party his family had [...]

From Closed Circle to Fault Lines – A Life

2017-04-20T15:28:02+10:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Born in Vienna in 1936, David Pryce-Jones is the son of the well-known writer and editor of the Times Literary Supplement Alan Pryce-Jones and Therese “Poppy” Fould-Springer. He grew up in a cosmopolitan mix of industrialists, bankers, soldiers, and playboys on both sides of a family. Now, after a record number of fiction and non-fiction [...]