Author Frank Moorhouse dies aged 83

Author Frank Moorhouse dies aged 83

One of Australia’s most celebrated but also most controversial writers,Moorhouse lived and wrote about the good life.

  • byTim Barlass

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Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said that if the government acted quickly the company could have gas running from Narrabri by 2025.

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Inside the Narrabri Gas Project:government’s energy crisis solution

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The Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum’s collection goes back more than 100 years,from Buck Rogers to royalty and even propaganda. But they’re closing after years of flood,fire and pandemic,and their collection is going to auction.

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Last survivor of notorious Sandakan POW death camp dies of COVID complications

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Britannia waives the rules as statue’s missing hand turns up

Britannia waives the rules as statue’s missing hand turns up

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‘I actually grew to like him’:Historian revisits the story of NSW hangman ‘Nosey Bob’

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International award for ‘bravest of the brave’ who stopped CBD knife rampage

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Families get closure 79 years after WWII steamer torpedoed by Japanese

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