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Not the place

January 4, 2010

“The person to whom I owe most in writing this book is Doris Downes, who gave me the strength to do it after a near-fatal car crash on a desert highway in Western Australia in 1999…Since May 1999, I have had a dozen operations on my broken bones and an aggregate of six months of hospitalization in Perth, Sydney, and New York. This is not the place to write about the Australian press, the Australian legal system, or the cultural insecurities that beset some quarters of my former homeland (except to say that West Australian justice is to justice what West Australian culture is to culture). Instead I would prefer to thank those who helped me: friends, relatives, and doctors.”

Robert Hughes, Goya (2006)