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Dr Maria Hill in conversation with Dr Michael McKernan about her new book

Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete

Introduced by: John Kalokerinos
President, Canberra Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute Athens (C.F.A.A.I.A.)

Wednesday, 28th April 2010 / 6.00pm for 6.15 start

Michael McKernan lectured in Australian History at
the University of New South Wales for several years, before becoming Deputy Director of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. As project manager Michael McKernan was responsible for the Entombment of the Unknown Australian Soldier and was historical adviser to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs for ‘Australia Remembers 1995’, and historian to the Veterans’ Pilgrimages to North Africa, Greece, Crete, Europe and Borneo. Working as a consultant historian to government and private organisations, Michael is a leading commentator on commemoration in Australia.

Maria Hill is a military historian and is Visiting Fellow UNSW@ADFA.
She is the author with Ian Bickerton of Contested Spaces: the Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict published by McGraw-Hill
in 2003. Her current book that examines the relationship that was
forged between Australian soldiers and their Greek allies during the Greek and Crete campaigns is the culmination of eight years of
research and writing.

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