Australian playwright who wrote the 1978 play Breaker Morant, that was based on the life span of Australian soldier Harry Morant. He was a fantastic athlete who also shown early promise like a innovative article writer. His play Breaker Morant was converted to a film that received ten Australian Film Institute Honours in 1980. His 1st wife was Dawn Halliday, the child of the Portland politician. He found out the brilliance of Shakespeare after viewing a production from the Wars from the Roses, starring Ian Holm.