Bearing witness

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Peter Rees will be speaking at Concord Library about his book Bearing Witness which chronicles the life of Charles Bean, the famous Australian war correspondent and official historian of the First World War.

Charles Bean served alongside AIF troops at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, so he had first hand experience of the events of the First World War. In addition to editing the Official History of Australian the War of 1914-18, Bean was a driving force behind the establishment of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Peter Rees will be speaking at Concord Library on Monday, 11 May 2015, 6.30pm for 7pm start. Bookings can be made online.

The photograph, above, shows crosses and poppies prepared by local school students which were displayed at the Dawn Service at City of Canada Bay Civic Centre. Look closely, there’s one for Charles Bean (top row, centre).

Posted on April 28, 2015, in Concord, More than just a name and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Charles Bean (1879-1968) spent the final years of his life at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. In 1964, due to his health failing, Bean was admitted to Concord Repatriation General Hospital and remained there until his death on 30 August 1968.

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