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Brenda Niall wins the National Biography Prize for Mannix

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Media and Communications Office

IN RESEARCHING her biography of Daniel Mannix, the Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years, Brenda Niall was surprised to find how liberal his views were on most issues: he opposed World War I conscription, capital and corporal punishment, and the White Australia policy; supported the church reforms of Vatican II; and called for more openness in teaching children about sex.