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    The book, The Climate of Courage written by Jon Cleary was published in serial form in The Sydney Morning Herald (31 October 1953 to 18 December 1953).
    On 19 November 1953 SMH published this letter by Jon Cleary regarding his book:
    Novelist Replies:
    Sir, May I claim some small space to answer a flock of letters that has descended on me as the result of a paragraph in my novel "The Climate of Courage" currently running as a serial in your newspaper.
    The paragraph concerned spoke of the "uncivilised" drinking hours of Sydney, and laid part of the blame upon "wowsers." I have had too many letters to answer personally, but I feel they must be answered, since without exception every one of them is insulting. All of them are written by self-announced "wowsers" who harangue me about the disgusting behaviour of drinkers, drunkards who have no idea of manners or respect for the "finer things of life," and then go on to accuse me of being the sort of drunkard who entices his children to go on the bottle as a relief from their school homework.
    While some of my best friends are drunkards,I should like to point out in your columns that I personally am a total abstainer. Some readers do not seem to be able to separate an author from his characters.
    Since 'The Climate of Courage" has other controversial points in its later episodes, let me get in early and say that my characters have minds of their own. I only work here.
    JON CLEARY

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  1. COURAGE CHAPTER ONE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 31 October 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: SYDNEY and home came towards them gradually, a slowly returning memory. The 2781 words
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  2. COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 2 November 1953 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE carriage had quietened down. Some of the men had begun to put on their 2596 words
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  3. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 3 November 1953 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: BACK at home, Radcliff told his wife Dinah and the children about the offer made to him. 2465 words
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  4. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 4 November 1953 p 10 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE STORY SO FAR JAPAN is on the attack and veteran troops of the Seventh Division, 2425 words
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  5. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 5 November 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: VERN said, "Pull your heads in," and tried to sound reasonable and not like on officer throwing his 2456 words
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  6. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 6 November 1953 p 11 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: SHE held up bare fingers. "I'm completely unattached, if that will put your mind at rest. Were 2656 words
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  7. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 7 November 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: HIS father had said, "We'll surprise your mother," and he had seen no danger in it because he 2613 words
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  8. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 9 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THEN Greg Morley came back, dragging a pretty girl with honey-coloured hair 2426 words
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  9. The CLIMATE of COURAGE THE STORY SO FAR
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 10 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: AMONG men of the Seventh Division, A.I.F., back from the Middle East and on brief 2347 words
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  10. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 11 November 1953 p 11 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE train was crowded, as much as it had ever been when returning from a holiday week-end. 2452 words
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  11. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 12 November 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: IT was a city of promise and it begrudged no one an opportunity. It was a city with beauty, 2582 words
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  12. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 13 November 1953 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE corporal hadn't wanted to be a provost in the first place, but he would never have got two 2566 words
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  13. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 14 November 1953 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE STORY SO FAR AMONG men of the Seventh Division, 1700 words
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  14. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 16 November 1953 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THEIR mother had gone out of the room into the main hall to welcome their guests. 2066 words
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  15. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 17 November 1953 p 17 Article
    Abstract: THE STORY SO FAR AMONG men of the Seventh Divison, 2482 words
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  16. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 18 November 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: SARAH could feel herself losing her grip on the evening, feel it falling to pieces around her like a 1902 words
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  17. The CLIMATE of COURAGW
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 19 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: DINAH put her feet up on the seat and lay back with her head in his lap. 2475 words
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  18. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 20 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE torpedo had hit just below the packed mass of people and now there was nothing there but the 2196 words
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  19. The CLIMATE of COURAGE THE STORY SO FAR
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 21 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: JACK SAVANNA, one of the Seventh Division, A.I.F., men back from the Middle East and 2586 words
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  20. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 23 November 1953 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WHEN he finally took the party back to camp they were greeted with the news that the battalion was 2537 words
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  21. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 24 November 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "Major Caulfield's compliments, sir. Could you spare him half an hour this afternoon at three o'clock." 2678 words
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  22. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 25 November 1953 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: AS they walked down the corridor the doctor said, "I suppose you'll be headed for New Guinea pretty 2581 words
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  23. The CLIMATE of COURAGE THE STORY SO FAR
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 26 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WHEN at last Jack was finished, Greg was more than half-way drunk. "Hold on, chum. You're 2212 words
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  24. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 27 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THEY went on, moving across the tracks, and at last they came to a dark platform. 2617 words
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  25. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 28 November 1953 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: AT midday Vern arrived back in camp. He had been back some time before he sent for them. Alec 2309 words
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  26. The CLIMATE of COURAGE CHAPTER FOURTEEN
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 30 November 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WHEN Vern called and said he was coming down to Sydney and would come out home for an hour, 2310 words
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  27. The CLIMATE of COURAGE CHAPTER FIFTEEN
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 1 December 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: SILVER had had to work back, and it was almost ten o'clock when she reached home. She let 2466 words
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  28. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 2 December 1953 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "THERE are plenty of other girls here who'd be glad to go out with you," Sarah said "I might even 2656 words
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  29. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 3 December 1953 p 11 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE battalion had been in action now three weeks without any respite at all. 2566 words
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  30. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 4 December 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: CAPTAIN PUTMAN and I were on our [?]ay down to you when the [?]usiness started," Caulfield 1643 words
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  31. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 5 December 1953 p 11 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WHILE Verne attended to the wounded men, Fred Talmadge and Herb Nutter made a stretcher for 1165 words
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  32. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 7 December 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "RIGHTO, Fred and Herb, get on with the stretcher." Vern looked about at the others; 2543 words
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  33. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 8 December 1953 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: VERN, who had at last managed to drop off to sleep, woke as the first light came slipping down into the 1689 words
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  34. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 9 December 1953 p 12 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE STORY SO FAR IN New Guinea, the re[?]nant of a platoon from 1375 words
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  35. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 10 December 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: VERN had heard Charlie and Greg still talking when he had dropped off to sleep. 1421 words
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  36. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 11 December 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THROUGH the screen of leaves before him, beyond a thin strip of kunai grass, Vern saw the two 1701 words
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  37. The CLIMATE of COURAGE CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 12 December 1953 p 7 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: DAD MACKENZIE gazed into the pot. "Smells all right, eh?" he said. "I used to be finicky 1224 words
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  38. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 14 December 1953 p 10 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "IF we head for the mountains," Jack said, "just take it a bit easy, Vern. Some of the coves are 1966 words
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  39. The CLIMATE of COURAGE A DAILY SERIAL by JON CLEARY
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 15 December 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: CHARLIE was helping Greg, and Herb Nutter was walking ahead of them, just behind Alec Putnam. 2005 words
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  40. The CLIMATE of COURAGE A DAILY SERIAL by JON CLEARY
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 16 December 1953 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: TT was raining again, and thick mud on the trail was making the going very difficult. 3184 words
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  41. The CLIMATE of COURAGE
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 17 December 1953 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE clouds had all gone by morning and the sun blazed with blinding brilliance from the rim of the 2423 words
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  42. THE CLIMATE of COURAGE FINAL INSTALMENT
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 18 December 1953 p 9 Article
    Abstract: GREG heard a shout. He turned and saw the dark shape of Vern bent above him. 2488 words
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