Ten Remarkable Australians: They Left Their Mark on the World but Were Forgotten, by Ian Macfarlane

Thursday February 13th, 6pm

Ten Remarkable Australians: They Left Their Mark on the World but Were Forgotten, by Ian Macfarlane

 

Join us for an instore event with Ian Macfarlane, author of The Ten Remarkable Australians: They Left Their Mark on the World but Were Forgotten

 

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Ten Remarkable Australians is a collection of short biographies of ten remarkable Australians who deserved to be better known. In fact, most were well known, even famous at one stage in twentieth-century history, but have since been largely forgotten. Ian Macfarlane seeks to learn more about these people and their achievements, giving the modern reader an opportunity to discover them too.

Chapters:
1 Harry George Hawker: Aviator and Aeroplane Designer
2 George Finch: Mountaineer and Scientist
3 George Ernest Morrison: Adventurer, Doctor, Journalist and Political Adviser
4 George Hubert Wilkins: War Photographer and Explorer
5 Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson: Novelist and Musician
6 Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin: Prospector, Sportsman, Politician, Soldier and Scholar
7 John Peter Russell: Artist and Engineer
8 George Gilbert Aime Murray: Scholar and worker for Peace
9 Reginald Leslie Baker: Sportsman and Showman
10 Frederick Septimus Kelly: Concert Pianist, Composer and Oarsman

'An outstanding achievement: the forgotten heroes of Australia’s great era of adventure and creativity brought to life' (Lindsay Tanner).

'I love the prose! Well written, entertaining, insightful, evocative' (Peter FitzSimons).

 

Ian John Macfarlane, AC, is an Australian economist, and was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, from 1996 to 17 September 2006.



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