Oz magazine Co-founder Richard Neville dies aged 74

Australian writer and social commentator Richard Neville, best known for co-founding the counterculture magazine Oz, died on Sunday in Australia. Through the magazine, Neville countered Australia’s conservatism in the 1960s, with issues covering abortion, censorship and homosexuality. The activist was twice sentenced for printing obscene publication but was acquitted on appeal after public outcry.

Read more at the guardian.

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Richard Neville with Felix Dennis and James Anderson producers of the magazine Oz in London in 1970. Neville has died at home in Byron Bay, aged 74.

Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

 

 

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