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Rob Beecham

Rob Beecham reviews 'Back on the Wool Track' by Michelle Grattan

August 2004, no. 263 01 August 2004
Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean was born in Bathurst, New South Wales, in 1879, but his family moved to England ten years later. Bean returned to Australia in 1904 and became a junior reporter on the Sydney Morning Herald. On assignment in western New South Wales to produce a series of articles on the wool industry, Bean decided that the most important part of the industry was the men on whose labour i ... (read more)