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Writing the War : an evening with Professor Bruce Scates
Mon. 5 December 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
While the State Library of Victoria’s travelling exhibition is at Ballarat Library, we are very pleased to announce an evening talk from Professor Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies at Monash University. Professor Scates has an intimate knowledge of both the Western Front and Gallipoli battlefields, leading university study tours to Belgium, France and Turkey. For six years he led the Victorian Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Tour. With his many publications on the Great War, and his commitment to sharing history with the widest possible audience, we are delighted he can visit Ballarat and hope you will join us for an interesting evening. Professor Scates will share his research into the story behind the film The Water Diviner; one Australian father did make it to Gallipoli in a desperate attempt to find his son's grave.