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Join the Friends for the latest in our Meet the Author series, as sisters Pamela Burton and Meredith Edwards discuss their book about their parents, Persons of Interest: an Intimate Account of Cecily and John Burton. More than a deeply personal family memoir, the book is a fascinating account of public life and politics in mid-century Canberra.

Facilitating this discussion is Allen Mawer, local author and President of the Canberra and District Historical Society. Allen is an eclectic historian who has written well-received books on Canberra, Australian folklore, whaling and exploration. His best-known works in these genres are, respectively, Canberry Tales, Wild Colonial Boys, Ahab’s Trade and Incognita. His most recent work, a book on Magellan’s navigation, is currently in the press. In a former life he was a Senior Executive Service officer in the APS.

This event is in-person and will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Member price tickets are also available to members of the Canberra & District Historical Society.

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