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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Warrior for Peace - Dorothy Auchterlonie Green
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'In 1975, a tiny, grey-haired woman took the microphone at a protest rally following Prime Minister Whitlam's dismissal, and blasted the audience with an impassioned speech about the importance of the democratic process.

'Dorothy Auchterlonie Green was a teacher, literary critic and poet. Together with her husband H. M. Green, she is best known for her unstinting work to promote Australian literature. In her later years, she established herself as a defender of the power of the word, using her writing and speeches to expose those structures in our society which misuse language for exploitation and greed.

'How did this small conservative academic become a warrior for peace? Willa McDonald traces Dorothy Green's path to political activism, from her childhood and early working years as a wartime radio journalist in Brisbane, through to the 1980s and her role in the founding of the Australian Association for Armed Neutrality, the Nuclear Disarmament Party and the lobby group, Writers Against Nuclear Arms.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother with gratitude and love.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2009 .
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      Extent: xiv, 233p., [6] leaves of platesp.
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      Note/s:
      • Includes author's note, end notes and index.
      ISBN: 9781740971478

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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 17)

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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 17)

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Fierce Compassion Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Warrior for Peace - Dorothy Auchterlonie Green Willa McDonald , 2009 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 March 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Warrior for Peace - Dorothy Auchterlonie Green Willa McDonald , 2009 single work biography
Shifting the Boundaries Deborah Jordan , 2011 single work review
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— Review of Warrior for Peace - Dorothy Auchterlonie Green Willa McDonald , 2009 single work biography
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