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Great days in Sydney

SIR: Short-term memory loss has led to my buying the July-August Quadrant twice—more than elegant sufficiency! However, I do have an excellent memory of earlier days, not least the 1988 Bicentennial celebration, when I spent the whole day, with vast numbers of other people, in the city and around Sydney Harbour, to celebrate Australia’s birthday (and as it happens, also my own). I strongly agree with what Mervyn Bendle has written in Anzac and Its Enemies and David Flint in his review—with one important exception. There was biased reporting in much of the media at the time (the main record…

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