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Margaret Whitlam

Margaret Whitlam (1919–2012), wife of Gough Whitlam, was a social campaigner and published author.

Margaret Whitlam reviews Canberra Tales by Margaret Barbalet et al.

November 1988, no. 106 27 November 2020
Short stories are often disappointing, and this collection is no exception. What a pity that so much strength and force has been put into a book that lacks a plan and presents too many inconclusive pieces. It is claimed that there is great diversity of subject and situation used by the seven authors writing in and about the same city – our fair capital. Perhaps this can be partially justified i ... (read more)