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A little more info
Not sure how to integrate this: "He also knew Alf Conlon, the brilliant medical man whose interests went way beyond that field and who became a positive and quiet Grey Eminence behind many Australian institutions, including the beginning of the Australian National University. Conlon's scientific library and papers were bequeathed to the Zoology Department at Monash."  Alex Law 03:07, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
An Australian Orwell
Alf Conlon, disinterested intellectual and patriot (and in those respects an Australian Orwell)
The greatest achievement arising from the kind of influence that Conlon exercised is the standard he set of disinterestedness in pursuing the right, without show or fuss, as a man opens the windows in a stuffy room Fitzgerald, T, 1963, Nation, 7 September 1963