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The ABR Patrons

ABR gratefully acknowledges the support of its Patrons  

Generous donations from Patrons have transformed Australian Book Review in recent years, with major benefits for Australian writers and readers. These donations have enabled us to expand our programs, to diversify the magazine, and to be more ambitious and outward-looking. Most importantly, we have increased our payments to contributors at a time when paid freelance opportunities are relatively few. Our three literary prizes, our several Fellowships, and ABR Arts are only possible because of cultural philanthropy. With support from Patrons we look forward to preserving and improving the magazine for many years to come. In recognition of our Patrons’ continuing generosity, ABR records multiple donations cumulatively.

If you wish to discuss the ABR Patrons Program, please contact Peter Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 9699 8822. 



($100,000 or more)

Ian Dickson AM

($75,000 to $99,999)

Blake Beckett Fund
Morag Fraser AM
Maria Myers AC 

($50,000 to $74,999)

Anita Apsitis and Graham Anderson
Colin Golvan AM KC

($25,000 to $49,999)

In memory of Kate Boyce, 1935-2020
Professor Glyn Davis AC and Professor Margaret Gardner AC
Neil Kaplan CBE KC and Su Lesser
Pauline Menz (d. 2022)
Lady Potter AC CMRI
Ruth and Ralph Renard
Mary-Ruth Sindrey and Peter McLennan 
Kim Williams AM
Anonymous (2)

($15,000 to $24,999)

Australian Communities Foundation (Koshland Innovation Fund)
Emeritus Professor David Carment AM
Emeritus Professor Margaret Plant
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
John Scully
Emeritus Professor Andrew Taylor AM

($10,000 to $14,999)

Peter Allan
Geoffrey Applegate OBE (d. 2021) and Sue Glenton
Professor The Hon. Kevin Bell AM KC and Tricia Byrnes
Dr Neal Blewett AC
Helen Brack
Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO
Good Business Foundation (an initiative of Peter McMullin AM)
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Steve Morton
Allan Murray-Jones
Susan Nathan
Professor Colin Nettlebeck (d. 2022) and Ms Carol Nettelbeck
David Poulton
Emeritus Professor Ilana Snyder and Dr Ray Snyder AM
Susan Varga

($5,000 to $9,999)

Gillian Appleton
Professor Frank Bongiorno AM
Des Cowley
Professor The Hon. Gareth Evans AC KC
Helen Garner
Cathrine Harboe-Ree AM
Professor Margaret Harris
Linsay and John Knight
Dr Susan Lever OAM
Don Meadows
Jillian Pappas
Judith Pini (honouring Agnes Helen Pini, 1939-2016)
Professor John Rickard
Robert Sessions AM
Noel Turnbull
Mary Vallentine AO
Bret Walker AO SC
Nicola Wass
Lyn Williams AM
Ruth Wisniak OAM and Dr John Miller AO
Anonymous (3)

($2,500 to $4,999)

Professor Dennis Altman AM
Helen Angus
Professor Cassandra Atherton
Australian Communities Foundation (JRA Support Fund)
Judith Bishop and Petr Kuzmin
Professor Jan Carter AM
Donna Curran and Patrick McCaughey
Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
Roslyn Follett
Professor Paul Giles
Jock Given
Dr Joan Grant
Tom Griffiths
Dr Michael Henry AM 
Mary Hoban
Claudia Hyles OAM
Dr Barbara Kamler
Professor Marilyn Lake AO
Professor John Langmore AM
Kimberly Kushman McCarthy and Julian McCarthy
Pamela McLure
Dr Stephen McNamara
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM
Rod Morrison
Stephen Newton AO
Angela Nordlinger
Mark Powell
Emeritus Professor Roger Rees
John Richards
Dr Trish Richardson (in memory of Andy Lloyd James, 1944-2022)
Emerita Professor Susan Sheridan and Emerita Professor Susan Magarey AM
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM
Professor Janna Thompson (d. 2022)
Lisa Turner
Dr Barbara Wall
Emeritus Professor James Walter
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Anonymous (3)

($1,000 to $2,499)

Damian and Sandra Abrahams
Lyle Allan
Paul Anderson
Australian Communities Foundation
Gary and Judith Berson
Professor Kate Burridge
Joel Deane
Jason Drewe
Allan Driver
Jean Dunn
Elly Fink
Stuart Flavell
Steve Gome
Anne Grindrod
Associate Professor Michael Halliwell
Robyn Hewitt
Greg Hocking AM
Professor Sarah Holland-Batt
Anthony Kane
Professor Mark Kenny
Alison Leslie
David Loggia
Professor Ronan McDonald
Hon. Chris Maxwell AC
Felicity St John Moore
Penelope Nelson
Dr Brenda Niall AO
Jane Novak
Diana and Helen O'Neil
Barbara Paterson
Estate of Dorothy Porter
Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Prest AM
Dr Ron Radford AM
Ann Marie Ritchie
Libby Robin
Stephen Robinson
Professor David Rolph
Dr Della Rowley (in memory of Hazel Rowley, 1951–2011)
Professor Lynette Russell AM
Dr Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Michael Shmith
Jamie Simpson
Dr Diana M Thomas
Professor David Throsby AO and Dr Robin Hughes AO
Dr Helen Tyzack
Ursula Whiteside
Kyle Wilson
Dr Diana and Mr John Wyndham
Anonymous (3)

($500 to $999)

Douglas Batten
Jean Bloomfield
Raymond Bonner
Dr Jill Burton
Brian Chatterton OAM
Professor Graeme Davidson AO
Dilan Gunawardana
Alison Inglis AM
Robyn Lansdowne
Michael Macgeorge
Emeritus Professor Michael Morley
Gillian Pauli
Anastasios Piperoglou
Professor Carroll Pursell and Professor Angela Woollacott
Alex Skovron
Professor Christina Twomey
Dr Gary Werskey
Anonymous (1)

($250 to $499)

Caroline Bailey
Antonio Di Dio
Kathryn Fagg AO
Barbara Hoad
Margaret Hollingdale
Margaret Robson Kett
Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson
Margaret Smith


Gillian Appleton
Ian Dickson AM
John Button (1933-2009)
Peter Corrigan AM (1941-2016)
Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy
Kimberly Kushman McCarthy and Julian McCarthy
Peter Rose
Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Denise Smith
Anonymous (3)

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