Dorothy Auchterlonie Green was a teacher, literary critic and poet. Together with her husband, H.M. Green, she is best known for her unstinting work to promote Australian literature. In her later years, she established herself as a defender of the power of the word, using her writing and speeches to expose those structures in our society which misuse language for exploitation and greed. How did this small conservative academic become a warrior for peace? The author traces Dorothy Green's path to political activism, from her childhood and early working years as wartime radio journalist through to the 1980's and her role in the founding of the Australian Association for Armed Neutrality, the Nuclear Disarmament Party and the lobby group, Writers Against Nuclear Arms.
Beginnings -- War intrudes -- Reforming a country boarding house -- In the beginning was the wind -- A call to Caritas -- Bound to the mast -- Vietnam: rage againstconscription -- Campaigning against uranium mining -- Fighting the growing nuclear threat -- Taking the toys from the boys -- Lobbying the church and state -- Writers Against Nuclear Arms and the yaer of peace -- Australian Association for Armed Nuetrality -- Mixing with the enemy: the Moscow forums -- Continuing the fight -- Writers for an Ecologically Sustainable Population -- Facing the new reality.