Sir Robert Helpmann single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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  • Epigraph:
    I have always said and I have always thought that I would never have achieved what I have...if I hadn't been an Australian...I can walk into an exhibition and say that man was born in Australia or that man comes from Australia. Painters from Australia - they have a vastness, a sense of light, a sense of distance that European people do not have. Being an Australian has given me an outgoing [sic], that supplies something to the theatre that is very very difficult to explain. But I believe, I firmly believe that if I had been born in another country I would not have achieved what I have today.
    - Robert Helpman, 1964
  • Australian of the Year 1965

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    y Australians of the Year : Celebrating 50 Years of Remarkable Achievement Wendy Lewis (editor), Sydney : Murdoch Books , 2010 Z1748805 2010 anthology biography 'This book celebrates this milestone 50th anniversary by taking a close up look at the lives of each recipient and revealing talented and admirable role models Australia can be proud of. Among a fascinating collection of scientists, sportspeople, entertainers, doctors, leaders, soldiers and environmentalists you will meet opera diva Dame Joan Sutherland, war hero Sir Ernest Edward Weary' Dunlop and outstanding athlete Catherine Freeman.' Source: Libraries Australia. (Sighted 09/12/2010). Sydney : Murdoch Books , 2010 pg. 45-51
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