Nov 11 and the Shaping of Australia: Day of Ideas

When 11 Nov, 2018 10:00am — 4:00pm Where 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest Website
Manning Clark House Day of Ideas on the legacies of November 11, 1918 and 1975: Discussion, Food & Music in the welcoming house and gardens of historic Manning Clark House.

Tickets (including lunch): $30 members/$35 concession & FT students/$45 non-members. Book through, or turn up on the day

WWI and the 1975 Dismissal in Australia resulted in deep divisions. While Gallipoli was hailed as the arrival of a distinctive Australian nationalism, both the legacy of war and of the Dismissal raised fundamental questions about the nature and direction of the Australian nation.

The speakers include: Prof Frank Bongiorno on Australia, WWI and the Centenary; Dr Deborah Jordan on the writers Vance & Nettie Palmer, War, Women and Peace; Professor Jenny Hocking on why the Dismissal still matters today; Percy Knight, Wiradjuri Man on War and Indigenous Australians; and other excellent speakers examining the presence of the past in Australia, plus music and poetry. Plenty of time for questions and discussions.
For more information about this event, call 02 6247 2114 or visit

How to get there

11 Tasmania Cir, Forrest ACT 2603, Australia