Rex Mortimer

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Rex Alfred Mortimer (11 February 1926 – 31 December 1979) was an Australian academic and expert on communism.

Mortimer attended Melbourne High School and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne in 1947. He became a member of the Communist Party of Australia at the university and remained active until 1969. He completed a doctorate dissertation on the Communist Party of Indonesia at Monash University in 1971 under the guidance of Herbert Feith. Mortimer went on to become a faculty member of the University of Sydney before dying of cancer at Royal North Shore Hospital on New Year's Eve 1979.[1]

He was married to Mary Eleanor Johnston, and the couple had one son and one daughter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Irving, T. H. (2000). "Mortimer, Rex Alfred (1926 - 1979)". Australian Dictionary of Biography 15. Melbourne University Press. pp. 425–426. Retrieved 10 November 2009.