Western Australian writer and screenwriter Alan Seymour, best known for his play “The One Day of the Year”, has passed on in Sydney at 87 years old. One of the first prominent critiques of the patriotism of Anzac Day festivals, “The One Day of the Year” debuted in Adelaide in 1960, starting contention for its author who got passing dangers.
The play later turned into a staple of the Australian school educational module. Conceived in Fremantle in 1927, Seymour acted as a radio host in Perth in the wake of leaving school at 15. Taking after a brief spell as a promoting publicist and film faultfinder for ABC radio, he started written work show for the ABC in Sydney.