History of the Foundation and Media Releases

The Foundation was formally established on 18th July 1966 amidst messages of support from leading figures in Australian literary and academic fields. Sir Stephen Roberts, Vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney, described the formation of the Foundation as "a major educational achievement".

The Vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland, Sir Fred Schonell, saw it as "a means of charting the past, vitalizing the present, and influencing the future for the increasing number of Australians seeking a literary conscience".

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Media releases