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“Captain Eichengruen-Edwards – spy, traitor or scapegoat?” – Dr Andrew Kilsby
October 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 am
A German-born Jew but naturalised Victorian, leading businessman for a well-known Victorian company and Captain in the Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps, Edwards was arrested in November 1914 and interned for nearly five years without charges, trial or court martial or right to a defence, before being secretly de-naturalised and forcibly deported to Germany in 1919, along with his two Victorian-born children. Why was Edwards such a threat?
Date: 9 October 2019
Time: Doors open 6:30 PM. Speaker 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Refreshments to 8.30 PM.
Where: Pompey Elliott Memorial Hall, 403 Camberwell Road, Camberwell 3124
MHHV Members $5, General Public $10.
About the presenter
Dr Andrew Kilsby is an independent historian specialising in Australian military, social and business history through the late Victorian era through World War One. Dr Kilsby graduated from RMC Duntroon and completed his PhD at ADFA@UNSW.
He has had careers in defence, foreign affairs and trade, public relations, corporate communications, history consulting and property management.
He is author of Lions of the Day, The Bisley Boys, In the Field and On the Field, The Riflemen: A History of the NRAA 1888-1988, The Forgotten Cruiser: HMAS Melbourne 1913-1928, and has co-authored fallen leaves, 100 Years of Sigma: Proudly Serving Since 1912, and A Reputable Set of Men: the History of the Sandringham Club 1913-2013 – and contributed a chapter on the rifle club movement to Before the Anzac Dawn. Andrew has also convened military history conferences, curated historical exhibitions and written numerous articles and biographies. He was a co-Founder of Military History & Heritage Victoria Inc.
The book – hard copies on sale for $30