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4 August 2021 1 views No Comment
I need to correct Byam Wight (Letters, 1 August).
The award-winning biography of Alan Reid which I co-authored with Stephen Holt in 2010 provides a documented account of how the 36 Faceless Men photographs were taken at the Hotel Kingston in 1963. Our account shows how Reid got his friend and fellow angler Val Paral to take and process the photographs.

All of this happened outside of regular office hours. None of Paral’s colleagues at the John Curtin School of Medical Research were aware of what was going on.

Professor Ross Fitzgerald AM, Redfern, NSW

The Canberra Times, Letters, 4 August, 2021 p 20

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