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Fisherman's Creel

I have just finished Tony Taylor's 'Fishing the River of Time'. While it is ostensibly the story of how he took his eight-year-old grandson fishing in a wilderness area on Vancouver Island, Canada, it is much more - or other - than this. There had apparently been some family tension and Taylor, who had loved fishing as a passion all his life -as...

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BIOGRAPHY, HELEN ENNIS AND OLIVE COTTON

‘Olive Cotton at Spring Forest’ (ABR, July-August, No.353, 2013), by Helen Ennis is a long essay that not only allows us insights into the life of one of Australia’s major 20th-century photographers but also reveals details of the author’s often frustrating search for the reasons why Olive Cotton disappeared from public view for almost twenty years following her marriage to Ross McInerney...

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Thoughts on Writing Biography

In 2001 after finishing a Master of Art Theory degree on the lives and careers of some Australian women sculptors, I was looking for a new project. I’ve always been interested in writing biography – my first book, ALPINE BEACH, was a family biography. I was fascinated as to what motivated Joan Kerr. She was plagued by ill health and suffered from severe asthma...

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Thoughts On Launch of A Most Generous Scholar...

Thoughts On Launch of A Most Generous Scholar...

A very gratifying response, both in terms of attendance and ambience, at the launch on 28 April of my book, ‘A Most Generous Scholar: Joan Kerr, Art and Architectural Historian’. Everybody – from art history academics, colleagues from the Independent Scholars Association of Australia (ISAA), fellow writers from the Northern Beaches Writers’ Group, family members and friends generally – enjoyed Peter Alexander’s excellent...

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Book Launch - A Most Generous Scholar

Book Launch - A Most Generous Scholar

A Most Generous Scholar: Joan Kerr, Art and Architectural Historian, LhR Press.

Launch was held at Gleebooks, on Sunday 28 April 2013, 3.30 for 4.00 pm, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe.