Dunstan was one of Australia's most durable columnists. For 30 years, from 1958, his daily column A Place in the Sun was almost an institution in the Sun News-Pictorial.
Earlier he wrote a column for the Brisbane Courier-Mail, and later another for The Bulletin under the pseudonym Batman.
Dunstan, son of William Dunstan VC, joined the Herald and Weekly Times, in 1946 after service in the RAAF. He wrote whimsically and well about cricket, and became renowned for his cycling exploits and his Anti-Football League. His many books included the autobiographical No Brains at All.
He won the Melbourne Press Club's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.
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