Norman Haire was born in Sydney’s Paddington in 1892, the year in which the word ‘homosexual’ is said to have entered the English language in the translation of Krafft-Ebing’sPsychopathia Sexualis. It was a coincidence Haire might have enjoyed, though for a man given to speaking his mind he was always discreet about his homosexuality.
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Norman Haire and the Study of Sex
by Diana Wyndham
Sydney University Press, $35 pb, 485 pp, 9781743320068
John Rickard worked as an actor and singer before taking up a lectureship in history at Monash University. He has written widely in...
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