Thursday, June 12, 2014

June Talks at SMSA

This email received by The Society details events to be held in June at The Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts.

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) has some authors talks coming up in June that I believe would be of interest to you and your members.
·       On 17 June, Meredith Burgmann talks about the secret ASIO files kept on her and the other prominent Australians who have contributed to her new book, Dirty Secrets.
·       Then on 30 June, Peter Barton reveals that Australia’s worst military disaster, the Battle of Fromelles in 1916, did not unfold the way we have been told for so long.
Please feel free to come along to the talks and to forward this email to other people who might be interested.   The talk is FREE and we're are a friendly bunch. Thanks
Tuesday 17 June, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre,
SMSA (Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts)
280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Meredith Burgmann talks about the moving, funny and sometimes chilling stories of herself and other leading Australians — including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby, Peter Cundall, Gary Foley and Anne Summers — who were under surveillance by ASIO.
Free & Open to the Public
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Monday 30 June, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, SMSA (Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts), 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
The Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 was the worst military disaster in Australian history. The battle raged for 14 hours, resulting in over 5500 Australian casualties. Many of the bodies lay undiscovered for many decades. The story has always appeared simple: the British military leadership claimed that the British and Australian troops lacked courage and that spies told the Germans about the Allies’ strategy.Peter Barton, acclaimed historian and documentary film-maker, has spent a decade researching the battle. His groundbreaking research reveals that Fromelles did not, in fact, unfold the way we have for so long been led to believe.
FREE – Bookings are essential
BOOK on 02 9262 7300 OR
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