Letters, Apr. 25, 1960

Thunder from Down Under

Sir:

The new "maturity" which your April 4 cover story credits to Australia also applies to TIME'S coverage of that vigorous country. Congratulations for writing five meaningful pages of American prose on Australia without once using the words "kangaroo" or "boomerang," or evoking the usual images that these terms have contributed to a now outdated view of Down Under.

Robert Menzies may eloquently summarize the new Australian vigor, but the national motivation of which you speak comes directly from those dinkum "blokes, coves and coots" who see a job to...

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