F J Thwaites: The Mad Doctor

Anyone who prefers to doubt the existence of a White Australia policy, or who sees modern restrictions on women here as excessive, will be pushed to reconsider after reading The Mad Doctor, by the popular novelist F J Thwaites and published in Sydney in 1935. By April 1947 this book was in its 11th re-print, and Thwaites had rewritten some of it: modern literary theory would assert this tells us something about the society that produced this text. 

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Thwaites FJ (1935 to 1947) The Mad Doctor (11 editions)  Peter Huston  Sydney 

for a brief biography of Dr Evatt:


for a reference to Evatt as the Mad Doctor, see Voice: A Journal of Comment and Review  15/20   Canberra

updated: 22/03/2010