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Book launch: An Unqualified Success: The Extraordinary Life of Allan Percy Fleming by Peter Golding

Book launch: An Unqualified Success: The Extraordinary Life of Allan Percy Fleming by Peter Golding

 When
1 November 2013, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
 Where
Conference Room, Level 4

Free

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The career of Allan Percy Fleming (1912-2001), teacher, soldier, journalist, trade commissioner, senior bureaucrat, librarian and counterterrorist, was characterised by the lack of 'appropriate' training. Fleming once remarked that he 'was a demonstration of the art of how to do things when unqualified'.

An Unqualified Success traces Fleming's story, adding flesh to the skeleton of a succession of careers. Celebrate his remarkable life with author Peter Golding and Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director General of the National Library of Australia, who will officially launch the book.

Includes refreshments and book signing.