A tribute to Frank Moorhouse

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August 2022, no. 445

A tribute to Frank Moorhouse

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August 2022, no. 445
Frank Moorhouse (photograph by Kylie Melinda Smith/Penguin)
Frank Moorhouse (photograph by Kylie Melinda Smith/Penguin)

Frank Moorhouse, one of Australia’s most prolific and loved authors, essayists, and public intellectuals, died aged eighty-three on 26 June. Moorhouse left a legacy of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, a series of screenplays, and countless essays. He was also a tireless activist on a range of fronts, including opposing censorship and promoting copyright law reform.

Moorhouse was born in Nowra in 1938 to a middle-class family. He was the youngest of three brothers spaced five years apart. Moorhouse’s parents were a strong influence on their son and prominent in community organisations, including the Country Women’s Association and Rotary.

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