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Nick Dluzniak

Nick Dluzniak reviews 'Ivory to Australia' by Jim Landells

April 2007, no. 290 01 April 2007
A young Kenyan-born white man called Jason Conway has a revolutionary idea: he will save the African elephant from extinction by transporting the animal to the sparsely inhabited Kimberley region in Australia. Sounds far-fetched? In fact this idea, which forms the basis of Ivory to Australia, is less implausible than some of the action that surrounds Jason’s attempt to fulfil his wild scheme. Ea ... (read more)

Nick Dluzniak reviews 'The Fight' by Martin Flanagan and Tom Uren

May 2007, no. 291 01 May 2007
Tom Uren was a prisoner of war on the Burma Railway during World War II, a professional boxer in his youth and one of the dominant voices of the Australian left for much of the second half of the twentieth century. Martin Flanagan offers a wide-ranging reflection on Uren’s life, drawing on his experience growing up in the working-class Sydney suburb of Balmain to his days as minister for urban a ... (read more)