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Event: John Bannon: Downer and Kingston: SA themes of Federation

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The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to a free author event with John Bannon on Thursday 24 September 2009 at 6.00 for 6.30pm.

Venue:Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Supreme Federalist
John Bannon will speak on Federation themes in South Australian political history with reference to his recent book Supreme Federalist: The political life of Sir John Downer and his doctoral research on Charles Kingston.

Both figures were highly influential in different ways on the State and the Nation, both held office as Premier of the State, and both took leading roles in Constitutional deliberations and the complex movements towards Federation.

John BannonJohn Bannon is an Adjunct Professor of Law specialising in constitutional history and federal/state relations, and former Master of St Mark’s College at the University of Adelaide.

He was Premier and Treasurer of South Australia from 1982 to 1992, and is a former member of the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Bookings by Tuesday 22 September to:
Email: robina.weir@adelaide.edu.au

Telephone: 8303 4064

Admission is free and open to the public: gold coin donation invited.

Paul Wilkins

Deputy University Librarian

Barr Smith Library

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