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Article: Loving Tribute to an Impeccable Craftsman

  • by Roger Covell — © John Fairfax Holdings
  • Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 1993 pg.21
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THE late Don Banks contributed more to the cultural history of Australia than any other person of his name (and most other people of any name) since Sir Joseph Banks sponsored and personally began the documentation of this country's botanical riches.

Nothing like a banksia has yet been named after Don Banks. As a composer who had to work abroad for a significant part of his career and whose music was performed infrequently here during his lifetime, let alone since his death in 1980, he is hardly known to the general public.

Yet his ...


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