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April 2019

Australian Presence in the French Naores Caves (Sommes) Public Lecture 

29 April @ 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria Australia + Google Map

Gilles Prilaux is a leading French archaeologist of the WW1. For many years, he has been working in the battlefields of the Western Front. During his work in the underground city beneath the French town of Naours, he discovered the names and regimental numbers of WW1 soldiers scrawled on the limestone walls. Many of them were Australian.  Further information 

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‘Conflict, Collective Memory and the Creation of History’: 2019 Sydney Writer’s Festival History Council of NSW Event

30 April @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
State Library of New South Wales Sydney, Australia + Google Map

The History Council of New South Wales’ event for the Sydney Writer’s Festival will consist of three prize-winning historians and authors discussing their award-winning books. Winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards - Christina Twomey, Paul Irish and Sean Scalmer reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Director, Strategy and Engagement at Sydney Living Museums) how they fell upon their subjects, how they write engaging historical narratives, and the consequences of their work. Each speaker will discuss their work followed by…

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