Thursday 20th October 2016
Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Drinks and nibbles 5.30pm
Annual General Meeting 6.00pm.
Guest Speaker 6.20pm, including Q&As
G A Mawer – Editing Captain Colnett RN: An exercise in the conservation and reconstruction of literary heritage.
Granville Allen Mawer is an independent historian who researches and writes on a wide variety of subjects. He has been a contributor to the Australian and Senate dictionaries of biography and wrote several entries for the National Library’s 2013 Mapping Our World exhibition. His major works, several of which have been shortlisted for Premiers’ Awards and other important prizes, range from maritime, colonial and local history to biography and have been favourably reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review and the Australian Book Review. Members might recall that he addressed us on a few years ago on his book Canberry Tales. His most recent work, about which he will speak tonight, is an edition of James Colnett’s journal covering an experimental convict voyage to New South Wales in 1802-3. His current project is a biography of the captain, an important but neglected figure in the opening of the Pacific to European navigation and trade.
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