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31
Aug
‘09

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Speaks About the Importance of Biography

At the launch of the first volume of Tom Keneally's history, Australians: Origins to Eureka, on 27 August 2009 at the National Library of Australia, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd spoke eloquently on the important place of biography in...

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17
Aug
‘09

2009 Seymour Lecture in Biography

Eminent historian, Dr David Day, will discuss 'Writing Political Lives' at the fifth annual Seymour Lecture in Biography at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, at 6pm on Wednesday, 9 September 2009. He will also give the...

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09
Jun
‘09

2009 Kibble Literary Award Announced

Jacqueline Kent’s biography An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin has won the 2009 Kibble Literary Award. One of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards for women writers, the $25,000 Kibble Award was established in 1994...

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22
May
‘09

The Art of Obituary Writing

Dr Nigel Starck will discuss 'The Art of Obituary Writing' with Canberra Times editor-at-large, Jack Waterford, on Tuesday 9 June, at Manning Clark House, Canberra, 5.30-8pm. Dr Starck is the author of Life After Death: The Art of the Obituary...

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05
May
‘09

Challenges in Writing Joan Montgomery's Biography

On Friday 22 May, Kim Rubenstein will discuss her motivations for writing a biography of Joan Montgomery, the legendary principal of PLC Melbourne who was ousted in dramatic circumstances during the Presbyterian /Uniting Church split and...

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19
Jan
‘09

History Honours Workshop at ANU, 29-31 May 2009

History Honours students who have a particular interest in biography, are invited to attend the History Honours Workshop at the ANU on 29-31 May 2009.  The course is free and interstate students can apply for financial support to attend.

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