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Aldous Huxley's now classic work of dystopic science fiction, Brave New World, was banned in Australia in 1932, after circulating in Australia for 11 months. Written by one of the most recognised writers of the twentieth century, Huxley's critique of British and US modernity in the 1930s was controversial around the world.
The April 1933 issue of The Home includes 'Australian Huxley' (by T. H. C.), a brief section which notes: 'For Australia to put a ban of exclusion on Mr Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is like slapping one of its own children, or great-grandchildren, for Aldous Huxley's grandmother, the wife of the famous Professor, was Henrietta Anne Heathorn, of Sydney...Mrs Huxley had literary gifts which found expression in a volume of poems, and from one of them Professor Huxley chose the three lines which were inscribed on his tombstone'. (content which includes extract of poem, appears in the topical monthly column, 'Contributed Comments')