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Gosh, this book took FOREVER to read It s very thorough and a great resource for those who want to know everything about censorship in Australia.The only issues were that it was wayin depth than I wanted thought it was going to be, and it s difficult to read over a long period It talks about so many different people and books that it s hard to remember who s who when you pick it up again However, it s obviously very well researched, and I now know a lotabout censorship than I wa Gosh, this book took FOREVER to read It s very thorough and a great resource for those who want to know everything about censorship in Australia.The only issues were that it was wayin depth than I wanted thought it was going to be, and it s difficult to read over a long period It talks about so many different people and books that it s hard to remember who s who when you pick it up again However, it s obviously very well researched, and I now know a lotabout censorship than I wanted to know [[ E-pub ]] ⇹ The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books ⇧ The first comprehensive examination of Australian book censorship, this enlightening and enthralling discussion is based on Nicole Moore s discovery of the secret censor s library in the National Archives Combining scholarship with the narrative tension of a thriller, the book exposes the scandalous history of censorship in Australia Built and maintained to ensure the books it held were not read from the Kama Sutra to Lawrence s Lady Chatterley s Lover and Joyce s Ulysses the censor s library was kept to negate the function of librariesboxes kept safe and intact for six decades Through courtroom dramas and internecine bureaucracy, stolen libraries and police raids, authorial scandals and moral panics, this is a provocative account on a subject that continues to attract heated debate Fascinating look at what Australians historically could NOT read, which would have had as much impact on the Australian identity as what we could Interesting to ponder, for example, how lives would have been changed if Australians had been able to read positive portrayals of homosexuality earlier in the twentieth century The concern of officials to particularly protect vulnerable readers women, children, the working class, non Anglo Celts from dangerous books is almost amusing, if it hadn Fascinating look at what Australians historically could NOT read, which would have had as much impact on the Australian identity as what we could Interesting to ponder, for example, how lives would have been changed if Australians had been able to read positive portrayals of homosexuality earlier in the twentieth century The concern of officials to particularly protect vulnerable readers women, children, the working class, non Anglo Celts from dangerous books is almost amusing, if it hadn t been so effective and had such widespread implications, and of it wasn t still happening in the NT Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation The panic in the middle of last century about comic books does provide a perspective from which to view current concerns about young people accessing Internet porn are we seeing another unjustifiable moral panic or is the censorship justified this time All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Australian history it s well worth a read I read the last two chapters while sitting at the computer for two reasons 1 my attention span is shot and I can t help scrolling tumblr in tiny increments and 2 having Goodreads open while reading let me keep track of all the subsequent reading I want to do.Amazing book and much love to the author and to the public servants who disobeyed instructions to destroy the evidence. Until the 1970 s Australia s censorship regime was stringent and highly effective The chief focal points seem to center on birth control due to the anxiety of maintaining a White Australia , Communism and Socialist literature to maintain a Liberal White Australia and homosexuality to maintain a Patriarchal Liberal White Australia Ironically, this latter focal point worked to re introduce its own sense of obscenity into the Australian national culture as obscene poems and rough language f Until the 1970 s Australia s censorship regime was stringent and highly effective The chief focal points seem to center on birth control due to the anxiety of maintaining a White Australia , Communism and Socialist literature to maintain a Liberal White Australia and homosexuality to maintain a Patriarchal Liberal White Australia Ironically, this latter focal point worked to re introduce its own sense of obscenity into the Australian national culture as obscene poems and rough language found in folk poems like the Bastard from the Bush became enshrined in the early to mid 20th C as part of inherently Australian male culture, especially with the return of the soldiers from the first and second World Wars Not that long ago, Nicole Moore discovered an enormous cache of book at the National Archives in Australia Amongst the 700 boxes were books which had been banned in Australia throughout the course of its history, many having being banned without even the knowledge of the public at the time This book is a history of those books and the censorship regimes which existed and still exist in that country It is a fascinating look at prejudices, beliefs and fears, the marginalisation of ideas and th Not that long ago, Nicole Moore discovered an enormous cache of book at the National Archives in Australia Amongst the 700 boxes were books which had been banned in Australia throughout the course of its history, many having being banned without even the knowledge of the public at the time This book is a history of those books and the censorship regimes which existed and still exist in that country It is a fascinating look at prejudices, beliefs and fears, the marginalisation of ideas and the change in culture and morals over the years Possibly the most chilling aspect of this history is the fact that censorship is still in existence, with the government and lobby groups still claiming to know what is good for an entire population A very interesting read, although the start spent a lot of time repeating itself.Wonderful to know that 6 people can decide what a nation reads, and they were all men who based some of these decisions on what they thought women would think without actually asking any of them Also interesting that Australia was harder on censorship than any other country for decades Very detailed account of all books censored in the 20th century and why, as well asmodern examples, branching out now into art and the internet.