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Sunday, August 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Monash: The life of a Jewish military legend

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On this centenary of Anzac, we remember the most significant Australian Jewish figure in World War 1, Sir John Monash. His impact on the battlefields of Europe, and on the Australian landscape, was tremendous. But were the achievements of this brilliant general unduly recognised due to Anti-Semitism? Former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer uncovers the story of a military genius who was ahead of his time but was pushed back by those around him.

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Michael Visontay

Michael Visontay is a journalist and former senior editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald and was a columnist with the Australian Jewish News from 2007 to 2010. Michael ghost-wrote The Happiest Refugee and has co-authored the memoirs Undies to Equities: The Remarkable Life of Henri Aram and Nathan Hindmarsh: My Life. His interest in memoir dates back to when he was founding editor of obituaries for The Australian. He is currently... Read More →

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Tim Fischer

The Honourable Tim Fischer AC is the former deputy prime minister of Australia and was the Australian ambassador to the Holy See for three years until January 2012. A former Australian Army officer, NSW state parliamentarian, leader of the National Party and minister for trade, Tim Fischer is also a consultant, company director, broadcaster, and multiple patron. He is the author of Maestro John Monash.  | His previous publications... Read More →

Sunday August 30, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Hall Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction, 2022