Talk by Dr Tom Murray
Dr Tom Murray, Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, discusses Douglas Grant – the Aboriginal draughtsman, raconteur, journalist, WW1 veteran who lived at Callan Park in Repat Ward B in the 1930s.
After distinguished service in the AIF, including Head of Red Cross in Wünsdorf POW camp near Berlin, life-events led to Douglas Grant having a mental health breakdown in 1931. Through archival sources learn about re-membered and re-enacted accounts of a decade of Douglas Grant’s life at Callan Park.
Following Tom’s talk, join a walking tour to Sydney Harbour Bridge War Memorial, designed by Grant, and Kirkbride, including foundations.
7 September 2019
2 – 4pm
including talk + tours
Sydney College of the Arts, Kirkbride building
follow signs from Main Gate at intersection of Cecily & Darling Streets, Rozelle
$20 p/person (children under 12 free) includes seminar + tours