Category Archives: Australia

Saying Goodbye to Australia

Isabella Kwai writes for the New York Times Australia newsletter: It was the slow pace that struck me most when I returned to my hometown, Sydney, three years ago from Washington, D.C. Walking behind strangers, who always seemed to amble … Continue reading

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The Rise And Rise Of Kerry Packer: Uncut

Here are some highlights from this 2007 book by Paul Barry: * Clyde was an intellectual who liked to talk about books. People in Santa Barbara, where he lived, did not talk about books, said one close friend; they did … Continue reading

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Singo: The John Singleton Story

Here are some highlights from this 2010 book about the legendary Australian ad man: * work is for working and grog is for getting pissed. * Singleton enforcing a booze ban might seem like Dracula handing out bandaids but he … Continue reading

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Say It With Feeling: Megastars, Media Tsars, Trailblazing TV: Memoirs of a Prime Time Warrior

Born and raised in the Mid-West, Gerald Stone, whose father was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who got his start in America as a bootlegger, moved to Australia in 1962 with his family and began writing for the Sydney Mirror newspaper. Here … Continue reading

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Things You Learn Along The Way By John Menadue

According to Wikipedia: “John Laurence Menadue AO (born 8 February 1935) is an Australian businessman and public commentator, and formerly a senior public servant and diplomat. He is currently a patron of Asylum Seekers Centre, a not-for-profit that provides personal … Continue reading

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