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'If you're the kind of person who loves to tell old jokes but can never find anyone who hasn't heard them before, then I'm your woman. It's a constant source to delight to certain friends of mine that I've never heard even the hoariest of old gags. I laugh like a drain when they tell me the one about the Irishman, Englishman and Australian. When they come sidling up and whisper 'Hey Gayle you heard the one about...' and my reply is 'no', their faces light up in a mixture of wonder and disbelief. Disbelief mainly, because they can't believe a woman of my vintage who's obviously been round the block more than a few times, hasn't heard these jokes, limericks, or bawdy rugby songs before.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 41 no. 3 December 2009 Z1663161 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 12-14
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    y separately published work icon Australian Author vol. 50 no. 2 2018 15356073 2018 periodical issue

    'In October 1962, the inaugural meeting of the proposed Society of Authors was held, to end the present feudal state of the Australian writer' and address the issues of 'poor and variable anthology fees, the need for standard contracts and the position regarding copyright' (Dal Stivens. foundation president). Broadside, the first journal of the Australian Society of Authors, began in September 1963 as a 'medium of information and opinion', and fulfilled that role until the last edition was published in July 1968 to make way for the launch of The Australian Author in 1969. This magazine was never intended as a literary puma\ and, as a result, did not meet the funding criteria of the time. Rather, its purpose was to 'concentrate attention on the defence of literary property—the writer's business (Stephany Steggall, Status and Sugar, 2013), which is exactly what it did for the next 50 years. ' (Publication summary)

    pg. 104-107
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