THE late Don Banks contributed more to the cultural history of
Australia than any other person of his name (and most other
people of any name) since Sir Joseph Banks sponsored and
personally began the documentation of this country's botanical
Nothing like a banksia has yet been named after Don Banks. As a
composer who had to work abroad for a significant part of his
career and whose music was performed infrequently here during his
lifetime, let alone since his death in 1980, he is hardly known
to the general public.
Yet his ...