Fox, Frank


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(1874–1960), born Adelaide, was educated in Hobart and edited the Australian Workman in 1893 and the Bathurst National Advocate in 1895, before becoming chief of the Age reporting staff. In 1901 he joined the Bulletin and was first editor of the Lone Hand 1907–9. In 1909 Fox went to England to pursue the career in conservative journalism for which he was knighted in 1926. He wrote several books based on his activities as a war correspondent and soldier, but his most significant Australian works were the study of Harry Harbord Morant titled Bushman and Buccaneer (1902); the political essays From the Old Dog (1908); the descriptive work Australia (1910); and the novel Beneath an Ardent Sun (1923).

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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