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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 lecture in Sydney at 6 pm on Friday, 11 September at the Tower Building, University of Technology, Ultimo, and in Melbourne at 6 pm on Thursday, 17 September at the State Library of Victoria.

David has written widely on Australian history and the history of the Second World War. His recent books include Conquest: A New History of the Modern World, The Politics of War, the prize-winning biographies Chifley and John Curtin: A Life and the best-selling history of Australia, Claiming a Continent. His latest book is Andrew Fisher: Prime Minister of Australia.

David's talk will be published in the Australian Book Review.

The Seymours also sponsor a Summer Scholarship in Biography at the National Library for young postgraduate students.

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