UPDATED – Life So Full of Promise: Australia’s lost generation of World War IHobsons Bay Libraries

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UPDATED – Life So Full of Promise: Australia’s lost generation of World War I

Acclaimed historian, biographer and speaker Ross McMullin presents his most recent book Life So Full of Promise a multi-biography about Australia’s lost generation of World War I. "His scholarship is impeccable, he writes like an angel … and his narrative gift is Blaineyesque.” -Barry Jones

Join us at the historic seaport of Williamstown to hear this award-winning author enthral us with his extensive research & narrative flair from his latest book featuring a collection of inter-woven stories set in that defining era of World War I.

The rich cast includes a potential prime minister whose leadership enabled a momentous Australian victory; a brilliant cricketer who remains unknown though his stunning feat has never been matched; an eminent newspaper editor who kept his community informed about the war while his sons were in the trenches; an energetic soldiers’ mother who became a Red Cross dynamo; and a bohemian Scandinavian blonde who disrupted one of Sydney’s best-known families.

While you’re here, pop next door to the Town Hall and view the famous and treasured Hanson Quilt made of calico signed by local soldiers overseas and returned and sewn by Mrs Hansen in memory of her son Captain Hansen, a soldier killed in World War I.

Stay for a tea & coffee and a book signing

Event date

Event Details

104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown VIC, Australia

Two-hour free parking is available at the Coles carpark next to the library.



Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Whats-On/Author-Talk-Life-So-Full-of-Promise-Our-WWI-Lost-Generationheritage@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au1300 179 944
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you need to know:
This event will be held in the gallery space on the first floor. Refreshments will be provided. 'Life So Full of Promise' will be available to purchase with cash.