Item F1589 - Letter [1950] Mar. 17 : Auckland, N.Z. to Paul Grano.

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Letter [1950] Mar. 17 : Auckland, N.Z. to Paul Grano.


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Journalist and poet, born in Ararat, Victoria. Moved to Brisbane circa 1932, wrote for Australia, and the Brisbane Catholic Advocate. Contemporary of James Picot, Brian Vrepont, Martin Haley, Frank Francis and James Devaney. He published several volumes of poety. He died in 1975 and bequeathed his body to the medical faculty of the University of Queensland.

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Brian Thomas Doyle (1915 - 2003) was the Managing Editor of The Catholic Leader in Brisbane from 1959 to 1981 and had previously been Associate Editor of Sydney’s Catholic Weekly from 1944. A prodigious writer, he was regarded as one of Australia’s leading Catholic lay journalists in his stand against clerical intervention, amongst other issues such as social reform and social justice. He was the first layperson to be President of the Catholic Press Association (from 1966 to 1968). Doyle was also a formidable opponent of B.A. Santamaria for invoking the authority of the Church for partisan political goals in the 1950s. Born in Sydney, he was educated at Marist Brothers Randwick and Dux of the college in 1932 Doyle trained and worked with the Public Library of NSW from 1933 to 1941 and was a foundation member of the Australian Library Association. An active public speaker and lecturer, he closely studied the Australian political scene, particularly the Catholic Church and politics Ill health prevented him from writing a book on ‘The Movement’.

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Signed typescript letter to Paul Grano, personal with references to Brian Doyle and D'Arcy Niland.
Sent with inscribed copy of her: Poor man's orange.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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