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Biographical entry Bickel, Lennard

Science writer


Lennard Bickel, as science writer for "The Australian", was the only reporter from Australia to be officially invited to witness and record the historical first moon landing mission of Apollo II in July 1969.


Writer about scientists and their work; science correspondent for an Australian national newspaper; Commonwealth Literary Fellowship in 1970 to research and write "Rise Up to Life".

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Lennard Bickel - Records, 1960 - 1969, MS 2721; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources


  • Bickel, Lennard, Rise up to life: a biography of Howard Walter Florey who gave Penicillin to the world (London: Angus and Robertson (U.K.), 1972), 314 pp. Details
  • Bickel, Lennard, Florey, the Man who Made Penicillin. (South Melbourne: Sun Books, 1983). Details


McCarthy, G.J.