On 16 October, join Michael McKernan to hear about his most recent project which focuses on the history of Victoria in the First World War, commissioned by the State Library of Victoria. Learn how Victorians adapted to the rapidly changing nature of life during the war.
Dr Michael McKernan is an historian working in the field of Australian social and military history. He has worked as an academic, museum administrator and battlefield tour guide but he always returns to writing history. It seems to be a compulsion. Recent books include: The Strength of a Nation, an attempted comprehensive coverage of Australia in the Second World War, and The Valley, a study of rural Australia. He has also written on the ACT Brumbies, drought and prisoners of war. His most recent book was Gallipoli: a short history. In 2012 he was commissioned by the State Library of Victoria to write a book on Victoria in the great war. It will be published in August 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war.
This talk is free and will take place at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. Bookings and further details can be found by clicking this link.