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THE ENIGMATIC MR DEAKIN

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📅 SUNDAY 12 AUGUST
🕑 4pm-4.45pm
📍 CAPITAL THEATRE
👤 Judith Brett

Alfred Deakin—scholar, spiritualist, prime minister—was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In the first biography of Deakin in more than half a century, the acclaimed political historian Judith Brett weaves together his public, private and family lives. She brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation’s politics.

This book won the National Biography Award, announced on 6 August, and we are delighted that Judith will be with us to celebrate this achievement.

Judith will talk about how she went about writing this biography, and why Deakin is such an interesting, difficult and important character in the political and social history of Australia.

Festival Pass or Sunday Pass

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Earlier Event: August 12
THE FULL CATASTROPHE
Later Event: August 12
CLOSING EVENT: BRIDGE BURNING