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Hello there, my name is Floyd Kermode. I typed Frank Hardy's name in the search box in an idle moment and was amazed to find nothing about him. I'm into comics, especially 2000 AD and a lot of the writers from that have wikipedia entries but not Frank Hardy. Since he was quite important for Melbourne politics and literature, I'm starting a page on him.
It's my first page, so feel free to edit and/or improve it. I know I should use the sandbox and tutorial and so on, but I figured something on FH is better than nothing.
Did Hardy's work really "directly" cause Gough Whitlam to introduce Land Rights legislation? It sounds unlikely to me. While I bow to almost anyone's expertise on the subject of Frank Hardy, I'm reasonably well-informed about Whitlam and this is the first I've heard of Hardy influencing Gough's policy on Aboriginal rights
In addition to the journalism already mentioned, he had a column for quite a few years, right up until his death, in what would now be called a "lad's mag" - I'm not sure if it was Pix or People or Post. His column had the sub-title "Australia's most Australian Australian".
If someone could verify (or at least remember) this, then this should be added to the article, to indicate that he was "a man of the people", or at least "one of the boys". As it is, the article makes him look more serious than he probably was.
Also, his famous animosity with Patrick White might be given some space. The latter author was very different in personality, and probably (I never met either of them, so am just speculating from things I have read) did think that he (PW) was a superior sort. FH liked to try and take him down a peg or two. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:15, 8 January 2014 (UTC)