07. November 2019 - 18:30 till 19:30
ROSS MCMULLIN – FAREWELL, DEAR PEOPLE - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre | Geelong Library | Thursday, 07. November 2019
In commemoration of Remembrance Day 2019, award-winning historian and biographer Ross McMullin presents Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation. Highlighting the lives of ten Australians of outstanding potential who exemplify their nation’s lost generation of World War I, this collection of extended biographies brings to life these special but long-forgotten Australians for the first time. They include an internationally renowned medical scientist, an Antarctic explorer, a Rhodes Scholar, a barrister, a winemaker, a footballer, a rising Labor star and a popular farmer who inspired the filmGallipoli.Farewell, Dear Peoplehas been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and National Cultural Award.