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John Barnes

John Barnes was for many years Professor of English at La Trobe University. His many books include a biography of Joseph Furphy.

'Obituary for Christina Stead' by John Barnes

November 1983, no. 56 01 November 1983
Christina Stead was born in Sydney on 17 July 1902 and died there on 31 March 1983. She spent the greater part of her life, including her most creative years, abroad – in England, Europe, and America. She left Australia for the first time in 1928, returning only once for a few months in 1969 before she decided in 1974 to spend her last years here. Although her novels were written away from Austr ... (read more)