Pamela Burton and Meredith Edwards sign copies of their book

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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Book cover of Persons of Interest
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