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Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the occupation of Japan

Description
Drawing intensively on diary entries, papers and personal interviews with Australian soldiers, Robin Gerster paints an intricate portrait of moral and cultural disorientation felt by Aussie “conquerors” as they come to terms with not only an enemy decimated by atomic horror but also their own inherent prejudices. Robin Gerster is a professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning study "Big-noting: the heroic theme in Australian war writing" A History Illuminated 2019 session. Presented by Lake Mac Libraries in partnership with Hunter Writers Centre. Book sales provided by Dymocks, Charlestown.
Date
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location
Lake Macquarie Centre for Performing Arts
Address
39 Lake Street
Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Cost
Gold coin entry
Website
https://library.lakemac.com.au
Business
Lake Mac Libraries
Phone
4921 0463
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