The authors are indebted to Alastair Morrison, G.E. Morrison’s son, for his many kindnesses toward them during the writing of this book. Robert Macklin met Alastair in Canberra in 2001 at the very beginning of our research and he remained a constant source of information and encouragement throughout. Of special interest was the Morrison family tree compiled by R.H. Morrison of Burnside, South Australia.
Both authors are extremely grateful for the assistance they received from the staff of the National Library, Canberra, who never tired of our incessant inquiries. They provided us with complete copies of Morrison’s diaries, letters and other documents which are stored at the Mitchell Library, Sydney.
We also used the National Library’s microfilmed copies of The Times to consult Morrison’s published work, as well as copies of his earlier stories in The Age and The Leader.
In London, Peter Thompson was granted access to