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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 [Review] The Scandalous Penton : A Biography of Brian Penton
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'Brian Penton's death at the age of 47 in 1951 was not an unmixed tragedy for either governments or newspaper workers. Many politicians bore him long-standing grudges for the invective and scorn he had heaped upon them. Many newspaper workers remembered his managerial vindictiveness in the Sydney newspaper strike of 1944. But in the longer view, Penton's contribution to Australian culture as a novelist, journalist, political commentator, advocate of freedom of expression, and newspaper editor makes it appropriate both to mourn his early death and to welcome this biography.' (Introduction) 

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 2 no. 1 April 1995 Z1094554 1995 periodical issue

    This edition of the Queensland Review focuses on issues in the wake of the Wayne Goss Ministry, particularly as it pertains to heritage protection policies. Good intentions to initialise heritage protection led to confusion in implementation. This not only affects Queensland's older historical buildings, but the natural environment we inherit and monetise through the tourism industry. 

    This issue also includes reviews of the heritage of Queensland literature, and of the art of Vida Lahey, as well as commentaries on the Criminal Justice Commission. The overarching theme is that Queensland must not only protect its history, but learn from it, in order to preserve its future. 

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