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Gallipoli – The Turkish Perspective
May 30, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - May 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Royal United Services Institute of Victoria Lunchtime Address – Thursday 30th May 2019 at 1200 for 1230 – ANZAC House , 4 Collins St, Melbourne
Dr V John Basarin OAM
Topic: Gallipoli – The Turkish Perspective
Vecihi “John” Başarın is a Turkish Australian historian and author with a special interest in Gallipoli. He has been awarded a PhD by Deakin University. His thesis, entitled Battlefield Tourism: Anzac Day Commemorations at Gallipoli is the culmination of a lifelong interest in Gallipoli.
His research has been instrumental in bringing a Turkish perspective to understanding the ANZAC campaign. He is a speaker on the subject and has co-authored six books in both English and Turkish which are used widely as resource material for schools, media, exhibitions and libraries. John has written many articles and conference papers on his research and made guest appearances on television features and radio programs on Gallipoli.
For his outstanding service and individual efforts in uniting cultures, he received the Victorian Premier’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs in 2005.
In 2010, John was recognised by the RSL as a contributor to understanding and world peace and awarded the ANZAC Peace Prize. He is the only Australian Turk to be so honoured.
Coffee and Tea from 12.00 pm., sandwiches after.
Entrance fee: $10
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