Book review

A great Australian performer

12 Jul 2013
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Date: 12 July 2013
Author: Frank Bongiorno
Publisher: Australian Review of Public Affairs (ARPA)
Owning Institution(s): University of Sydney

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Title: Norman Haire and the Study of Sex
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Date Published: 2012
Author/s: Diana Wyndham

His name is barely known today except among scholars of sexuality but Dr Norman Haire (1892–1952) was probably one of the more globally influential intellectuals Australia produced during the 20th century. A eugenicist, some of whose books were burned by the Nazis, a campaigner for contraception on compassionate grounds, a man made rich by transplantation of testicular tissue in the pursuit of ‘rejuvenation’, Haire is the subject of a new biography by Diana Wyndham titled Norman Haire and the Study of Sex, that reminds us of Australia’s place in the larger world of ideas.

Read Frank Bongiorno's full article in the Australian Review of Public Affairs (216).

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