Times Past: June 24, 1961

Jasper Lindell
June 24 2019 - 12:00am
The Canberra Times' front page on June 24, 1961.
The Canberra Times' front page on June 24, 1961.

It is one of the most famous obscenity trials in the history of publishing. R v Penguin Books Ltd tested the strength of a new British obscenity law when the publisher printed an unexpurgated edition of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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