Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990

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Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990

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  • Lindsay, John, 1900-1990
  • Lindseĭ, Dzhek, 1900-1990
  • Meadows, Peter, 1900-1990
  • Preston, Richard, 1900-1990

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John ('Jack') Lindsay was born on 20 October 1900 in East Melbourne. Son of Victorian-born Norman Lindsay and his first wife Kathleen Agatha, née Parkinson. After his parents separated in 1909 his mother took him and his brothers Raymond and Philip to Brisbane. During this time he spent much time in the Elkington household. He earned scholarships to Brisbane Grammar School and University of Queensland (BA Hon, 1921). He was an autobiographer/memoirist, biographer, book publisher, communist, historian, literary critic and novelist. He died on 8 March 1990 in Cambridge, England.


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US DLC n 78088953

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Revised, Linda Justo, 25-May-2023.




Gillen, P (2012) 'Lindsay, John (Jack) (1900–1990)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed online 25 May 2023.

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