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April 20 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Ross McMullin is an award-winning historian and biographer, an acclaimed storyteller, and an entertaining speaker. His multi-biography Farewell, Dear People was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History, and in his new sequel, Life So Full of Promise: further biographies of Australia’s lost generation, Ross has again combined prodigious research and narrative flair in a collection of interwoven family stories about forgotten Australians who had radiant potential.

The rich cast of characters includes a popular doctor from Wahroonga, a brilliant cricketer (Ross played first-grade District cricket in Melbourne), and an exceptionally talented barrister who was a potential prime minister.

With their families and friends also conspicuous in the narratives, Life So Full of Promise is a revealing window into this defining era for Australia. It illuminates what the war was like at home and at the sharp end. Life So Full of Promise emulates Farewell, Dear People in providing insights into the experiences of Australians before, during and after the war, whether they were combatants or civilians, or soldiers’ wives or parents. You’ll be enlightened, entertained and moved as Ross brings these extraordinary yet unknown Australians back to life.

Life So Full of Promise has been shortlisted for the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

The venue for General Meetings is Gordon Library’s Meeting Room No. 1 in the Old Gordon Public School, which adjoins the Gordon Library.

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society

(02) 9499 4568

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Ku-ring-gai Historical Society

799 Pacific Highway
Gordon, NSW Australia
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