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Historian David Day will deliver the Fifth HRC Seymour Lecture in Biography

Venue: National Library of Australia, Canberra, at 6pm on Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The HRC Seymour Lecture in Biography is presented in association with Australian Book Review, which will publish the Lecture in full later this year.

Supported by the National Library of Australia

"Writing Political Lives" Curtin, Chifley, Fisher (pdf 345kb)


Professor David Day is currently an Honorary Associate in the History Program at La Trobe University of Visiting Professor at University of Aberdeen. He has written widely on Australian history and the history of the Second World War. His recent books include Conquest: How societies overwhelm others, The Politics of War, the prize-winning biographies Chifley and John Curtin: A Life and the best-selling history of Australia, Claiming a Continent. His latest book is Andrew Fisher: Prime Minister of Australia.

David Day graduated from the University of Melbourne and was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has been a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College in Cambridge, Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin and Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo.

More information : http://www.latrobe.edu.au/history/staff/day.htm

David will also speak at:
Sydney on Friday 11 September at (6.00pm).
Venue: Ground Floor, Tower Building, University of Technology 15 Broadway, Ultimo, NSW
and at
Melbourne on Thursday 17 September (6.00pm).
Venue: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC

HRC Biography Institute home page

Photographer: Gavin Warren