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'Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure in Melbourne's Catholic community. But his political interventions had a profound effect on the wider Australian nation too.

'Award-winning biographer Brenda Niall has made some unexpected discoveries in Irish and Australian archives which overturn some widely held views. She also draws on her own memories of meeting and interviewing Mannix to get to the essence of this man of contradictions, controversies and mystery.

'Mannix is not only an astonishing new look at a remarkable life, but a fascinating depiction of Melbourne in the first half last century.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2015 .
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      Extent: 400p.
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      • Published 25th March 2015
      ISBN: 9781922182111

Works about this Work

Brenda Niall Wins the National Biography Prize for Mannix Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 8 August 2016;
'In researching her biography of Daniel Mannix, the Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years, Brenda Niall was surprised to find how liberal his views were on most issues: he opposed World War I conscription, capital and corporal punishment, and the White Australia policy; supported the church reforms of Vatican II; and called for more openness in teaching children about sex. ...'
'Biographer's Nightmare' Beats Szubanski and Lands Top Prize Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 August 2016; (p. 22)
Mannix : Review Damien Williams , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 47 no. 2 2016; (p. 343-344)

— Review of Mannix Brenda Niall , 2015 single work biography
'Not far from where I live is a large Catholic church built in the 1940s. My mother and her three siblings were educated in the parish school next to it. Her mother, a trained teacher, worked at the school as a volunteer during the era that Victoria’s education department forbade married women’s employment. My parents married in that church in 1977. I was baptised there and, later, confirmed as an adult (at age 11!). Witness to all those comings and goings is the name ‘+ Daniel Mannix DD’, inscribed on the school’s foundation stone that he laid in 1956. There are hundreds of parishes around Melbourne that carry similar marks from Mannix’s tenure as archbishop, 1917–63. ...'
Brenda Niall's Life of Archbishop Mannix Wins Australia's Oldest Literary Prize Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 6 July 2016;
'Among the first things Brenda Niall read about the novelist Martin Boyd, one of her early biographical subjects, was that in 1928 he had been the inaugural winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for his novel The Montforts. It was published under the pseudonym Martin Mills because Boyd had based the book on his mother's family. Winning the medal revealed his real identity. ...'
Author Strikes Gold with Mannix Biography Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2016; (p. 13)
'Among the first things Brenda Niall read about the novelist Martin Boyd, one of her early biographical subjects, was that in 1928 he had been the inaugural winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for his novel The Montforts. ...'
Review : Mannix Chris Saliba , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 3 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Mannix Brenda Niall , 2015 single work biography
Leader of the Pack A Shrewd Look at a Beguiling Man Michael McGirr , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 April 2015; (p. 26) The Canberra Times , 11 April 2015; (p. 15) The Age , 11 April 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of Mannix Brenda Niall , 2015 single work biography
Mannix, Master Conjurer in the Cause of the Underdog Andrew Hamilton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 17 March vol. 25 no. 5 2015;

— Review of Mannix Brenda Niall , 2015 single work biography
Simon Caterson Reviews 'Mannix' by Brenda Niall Simon Caterson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 370 2015;

— Review of Mannix Brenda Niall , 2015 single work biography
The Greatest Churchman Peter Craven , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2015;

— Review of Mannix Brenda Niall , 2015 single work biography
Top Biographies Battle for $25,000 National Prize Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 July 2016; (p. 10)
Biography is a growing genre in Australian writing and, according to historian Peter Cochrane, that is a sign of a healthy society.
Author Strikes Gold with Mannix Biography Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2016; (p. 13)
'Among the first things Brenda Niall read about the novelist Martin Boyd, one of her early biographical subjects, was that in 1928 he had been the inaugural winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for his novel The Montforts. ...'
Brenda Niall's Life of Archbishop Mannix Wins Australia's Oldest Literary Prize Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 6 July 2016;
'Among the first things Brenda Niall read about the novelist Martin Boyd, one of her early biographical subjects, was that in 1928 he had been the inaugural winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for his novel The Montforts. It was published under the pseudonym Martin Mills because Boyd had based the book on his mother's family. Winning the medal revealed his real identity. ...'
'Biographer's Nightmare' Beats Szubanski and Lands Top Prize Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 August 2016; (p. 22)
Brenda Niall Wins the National Biography Prize for Mannix Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 8 August 2016;
'In researching her biography of Daniel Mannix, the Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years, Brenda Niall was surprised to find how liberal his views were on most issues: he opposed World War I conscription, capital and corporal punishment, and the White Australia policy; supported the church reforms of Vatican II; and called for more openness in teaching children about sex. ...'
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