Historian and author to visit
Award-winning historian and biographer Dr Ross McMullin will be speaking about his newly published book, VillersBretonneux: What Really Happened throughout the Goulburn Valley next week.
Villers-Bretonneux: What Really Happened tells the story of the Battle of VillersBretonneux which took place in 1918.
Goulburn Valley Libraries senior projects librarian Jan Sutton said Dr McMullin focused his research interests on Australia’s role in World War I, Australian political history and Australian sporting history.
‘‘Dr Ross McMullin has researched and written extensively on Australia’s involvement in World War I, and on the impact on Australia of the country’s involvement in the First World War,’’ Ms Sutton said.
DrMcMullin’s previous books include Pompey Elliott At War: In His Own Words, and the award winners Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation and Pompey Elliott.
Dr McMullin’s illustrated presentation of the title starts back in March 1918, when the Germans launched an immense offensive that led to Britain’s gravest crisis of WWI.
‘‘The Australians were rushed to the rescue in this climax of the conflict and influenced the destiny of the world in 1918 more than Australians have done in any other year,’’ Ms Sutton said.
‘‘The culmination of their contribution was the celebrated counter-attack that recaptured the tactically vital town of Villers-Bretonneux.’’
Dr McMullin will speak at Numurkah Library at 2 pm and Shepparton Library at 7 pm on Monday, October 29; and at Euroa Library at 2pm and Nagambie Library at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 30.
For bookings with Numurkah, Shepparton and Nagambie Libraries phone 1300 374 765 by Friday, October 26; for bookings with Euroa Library phone by noon on Saturday, October 27.
On his way: Award-winning historian and biographer Dr Ross McMullin will visit the Goulburn Valley and surrounding district.