Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

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Book Launch: Eilean Giblin: A Feminist between the Wars by Patricia Clarke

Book Launch: Eilean Giblin: A Feminist between the Wars by Patricia Clarke

During World War II, Eilean Giblin kept diaries that are a powerful witness to the immense suffering and futility of war. After following obscure hints in her diaries, Patricia Clarke discovered that Giblin also led a life rich in previously little recorded feminist achievements. Her life unfolds in this biography - the influence of her suffragette aunts in England, her arrival in Australia as a war bride after World War I, her battles for equal citizenship and for women's education and her championship of the Dunera internees.

Join author Patricia Clarke and the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, who will officially launch the book.

Includes refreshments and book signing.