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Keith Dunstan OAM (born 3 February 1925) is an Australian journalist and author born in Melbourne, Australia, the son of William Dunstan VC and Marjorie Dunstan. He attended Geelong Grammar School and was a Flight Lieutenant in 1943–46 with the Royal Australian Air Force, stationed at Labuan in the Pacific. He is among the most prolific of all Australian writers and the author of more than 25 books.
In 1946 Dunstan joined The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, publishers of The Sun News-Pictorial and The Herald (since merged as the Herald Sun). He was Foreign Correspondent for the H&WT with posts in New York (1949–52) and London (1952–54). This period was followed by a position with The Courier-Mail for which he wrote a column Day by Day. He returned to Melbourne and from 1958 to 1978 contributed a daily column, A Place in the Sun for The Sun News-Pictorial, the city’s largest circulating daily newspaper. During these years his popularity grew and he became a Melbourne institution. From 1962 he wrote regularly for the Sydney-based weekly magazine The Bulletin under the pseudonym of Batman (after the city’s controversial founder, John Batman) and for the travel magazine Walkabout. In 1976 and 1977 he was president of the Melbourne Press Club, succeeding Rohan Rivett. He was United States West Coast Correspondent (1979–82) for the H&WT, afterwards a regular columnist and occasional contributor to The Age.
He has published a quartet on Australian character: Wowsers (1968), Knockers (1972), Sports (1973) and Ratbags (1979) and many works of history on popular subjects ranging from wine to sport to retailing, and including an unfashionably critical study of the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, Saint Ned (1980). His pioneering works of Australian sports history include The Paddock That Grew (1962) on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has now seen several editions and updates. He has also written an autobiography, No Brains at All (1990). Recent publications have been The Melbourne I Remember (2004) and Moonee Ponds to Broadway (2006), a study of his friend and fellow Melburnian, the satirist Barry Humphries.
Other activities 
In 1967 he became founding secretary of the Anti-Football League, a tongue-in-cheek organisation that pokes fun at the Australian rules football obsession. An enthusiastic commuter and recreational cyclist, he was the founding president of the Bicycle Institute of Victoria (1974–78). Whilst living on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula he was an enthusiastic grower and maker of pinot noir wine.