THE BATTLE OF BOOKS: THE RUSIV’S FROMELLES COLLECTION
MORGANS AT 401 / 401 Collins Street, Melbourne
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Burdon AM
This talk surveys the extensive holdings of the 126-year-old RUSIV Library that relate to the battle. Though Fromelles was a one-night battle, the debates that rage about it have generated a large published and unpublished literature in book and ephemeral forms. Our holdings date from 1919 to the present. There are battle and unit histories, biographies of the commanders, plays, juvenile accounts, fiction, archival research reports, photos, battlefield guides, commemorative programs and many more. Jonathan will assess the historical value of each item in the collection, with them available for viewing after the talk.
Where: Morgans at 401, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne
When: Monday July 18, 6.30-8pm
Booking information: www.rarebook.com/bookings
Phone: +61 3 9654 8506