Ross McMullin to visit Brighton Library

15 October 2013

Australian historian and biographer Ross McMullin will visit Brighton Library later this month to speak on his award-winning book Farewell, Dear People.

Farewell, Dear People details the death of 60,000 Australian soldiers during World War I and includes the biographies of ten World War I soldiers who exemplified the gifted lost generation.

The book was awarded the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Australian History 2013.

Dr McMullin, a senior history fellow at the University of Melbourne, will give an account of the soldiers’ lives and the lives of those touched by World War I on October 27 at 2.30pm.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr McMullin and meet him at the end of the session.

Dr McMullin will also be signing books on the day.

Mayor Stephen Hartney said the event was expected to provide a fascinating insight into Australia’s history.

“Bayside residents should be sure to take advantage of this unique, local event,” Cr Hartney said.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential.

Those interested in attending can do so by visiting

For more information, contact Janet at the Brighton Library on 9591 5905.

Coffee and tea will be available on the day.

Page last updated: 15 Oct 2013