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20752: Major Symposium sponsored by the NSW Government

submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 22.10.2012


The joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle for Crete and Greek Campaign invites you to a

Symposium

to be held in honour of the 70th Anniversary of the Greek and Crete Campaigns

Date of event : 6 Dec 2012

Time: 9-5.30pm

Place: State Parliament Theatrette

Cost: Free

Bookings essential by 22 November 2012

(Enquiries: 0438 007 560)


RSVP: Dr Maria Hill (Convenor )

email: Email Maria Hill

The speakers for the symposium are:

• Professor Joy Damousi - University of Melbourne ( our keynote speaker) http://history.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/damousi.html

• Dr Ian Frazer - retired senior lecturer from the University of Otago , Dunedin will be speaking about "History of Escape and Evasion in Enemy Occupied Crete 1941- 1943" http://www.times.co.nz/books/on-the-run.html

• Dr Brian Taaffe - New Zealander who is speaking about his book: The Gate Keepers of Galatas - about his father's involvement in the New Zealand Petrol Company that fought on Crete http://www.redkangaroobooks.com/apps/webstore/products/show/2081183

• Susanna De Vries about her book - Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread on the life of on Joice Nan Kivell Loch. http://susannadevries.com/blue_ribbons_bitter_bread.html

• Dr Maria Hill discussing the Australian relationship with the Greeks during WW2 http://www.mariahill.com.au/diggersandgreeks/


• Dr Michael Bendon (archaeologist) talking about his discovery of sunken naval craft off the coast of Crete: http://www.smh.com.au/world/mystery-emerges-from-the-deep-20120825-24t2d.html and http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/a-cretan-mystery-revealed

This event is sponsored by the NSW Government

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