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Between Fact and Fiction, History and Mythology: the Writing of a Gallipoli Story
October 10, 2012 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join one of the world’s leading Gallipoli scholars Bruce Scates for a discussion of his ‚Äòimagined history‚Äô of the Anzac Landing and beyond. This talk will explore the research underpinning Professor Scates‚Äô most recent book On Dangerous Ground: A Gallipoli Story, examine the contested truths of the past and consider the enduring importance of Gallipoli in our national consciousness.
On Dangerous Ground is about unresolved loss, the need to know, and a story of reconciliation that bridges countries and generations. Fusing literature, fiction and history, it journeys across a real and imagined landscape, empowering voices and lives too long locked in the archives. Steeped in a deep knowledge of the past and courageously contemporary, it asks what Gallipoli means in the twenty-first century. Professor Bruce Scates has led several battlefield tours of Gallipoli, Crete and the Western Front. He also leads the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Tour at the express invitation of the Premier of Victoria. Bruce is the author of several acclaimed studies of memory and war, including Return to Gallipoli: Walking the Battlefields of the Great War and A Place to Remember: A History of Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance both published by Cambridge University Press. On Dangerous Ground: A Gallipoli Story is available now from UWA Publishing.
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Ph: 9905 4217