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A Great Man of Letters: Peter Coleman AO

In this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list, Peter Coleman received an AO, making him an Officer of the Order of Australia, a much deserved and long overdue accolade. The list said the award was for services “to the print media industry as a noted editor, journalist, biographer and author; to the parliaments of Australia and New South Wales; and to the community”. Peter’s best-known contribution to Australian society is his role as magazine editor, in particular as editor of Quadrant. Peter became editor in May 1967 and held the position continuously from then—with only two brief breaks—until January 1990. It…

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