About Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Tony Moore is a cultural historian, commentator and former ABC TV Documentary maker with a special interest in media reform, Australian popular culture, artistic bohemia and Labor politics. He was employed at the ABC for nine years working in documentaries, Four Corners, Foreign Correspondent and 7.30 Report and prior to that was a member of the ABC’s National Advisory Council. Tony lectures in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. He is Commissioning Editor of the Australian Encounters book series for Cambridge University Press. His first book, The Barry McKenzie Movies, was published in 2005 by Currency Press, and an essay on ‘Marcus Clarke Urban Iconoclast’ was selected for Best Essays 2005. Tony is the former Commissioning Editor of Pluto Press Australia. His last documentary ‘Bohemian Rhapsody: Rebels of Australian Culture’ is the subject of his recent PhD at the University of Sydney. He is writing a book about political rebels transported to Australia in the convict period entitled Death or Liberty: Rebel Exiles in Australia, to be published in 2010.

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