Stephensen, P. R. (Percy Reginald), 1901-1965

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Stephensen, P. R. (Percy Reginald), 1901-1965

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  • Stephensen, Inky, 1901-1965

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Percy Reginald ("Inky") Stephensen was born in Maryborough, Queensland and educated at the University of Queensland. He was involved with the Fanfrolico Press in London, and in 1929 set up the Mandrake Press. Stephensen returned to Australia from England, and in 1936 his essay "The Foundations of Culture in Australia" was published. He co-founded the nationalist Australia First Movement (AFM) in 1941. From 1941 to 1945 Stephensen was interned without trial. Stephensen married Winifred Sarah Venus, nee Lockyer in 1947. He died on 28 May 1965.


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US DLC n 50022435

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Revised, Linda Justo, 30-Jul-2020




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