6 Mar 13

Military History - Ross McMullin



Wednesday 6th March 2013

The Club is honoured to welcome Ross McMullin, acclaimed speaker and author of the renowned bestseller Pompey Elliott, who will enlighten us about his latest book Farewell, Dear People.

This magisterial book tells the stories of ten young men who exemplified Australia’s gifted lost generation of World War I. Among them are an internationally acclaimed medical researcher; a military officer described by his brigadier as potentially an Australia Kitchener; a rugby international who became an esteemed administrator and a rising Labor star; a visionary vigneron and community leader from South Australia; and an engineer who excelled on Mawson’s Antarctic mission.

 ‘There is so much to admire and to praise in this book. The research is prodigious, the storytelling hypnotic, the confidence and clarity of the writer remarkable. McMullin writes as well about sport as he does about war, or medical research, or wine-making, or Antarctic exploring.’ DR MICHAEL MCKERNAN

There will be an opportunity for members to order a copy on the night.


Time: 1800 Lecture

           1915 Dinner

Dress: Jacket and Tie

Cost: $12.00 Lecture only

          $45.00 Lecture and 2 course dinner including beverages

Bookings Close: Monday 4th March. Please phone 8223 2422 or email memberservices@navmil.org