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Sydney Trade Union Choir - Eureka book launch
Friday 2nd December 2005, 6:30pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

By Paula Bloch
Posted Friday, November 18, 2005

Sydney Trade Union Choir will sing at the launch of Bob Walshe's new book on Eureka at Gleebooks on Friday, 2nd December.

The Eureka Sydney Committee invites you to celebrate the 151st Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade with the launch of a new book by R.D. (Bob) Walshe.

Cover Illustration

"The Great Australian Gold Rush and Eureka Stockade"

 

Friday, 2nd December, 2005
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
6.30pm for 7.00pm

 

Bob Walshe will be presented by Rodney Cavalier,
and the Sydney Trade Union Choir will sing.

Bob Walshe says that the Eureka Stockade was the finest hour of the gold rush decade. He challenges people who think they know the Eureka story to think again.

"Good history", says Bob, "is more than the study of the past; it's the present consulting human experience for guidance in handling today's troubles - and Eureka has heaps to suggest."

1954 Eureka Centenary Celebration handbill

Above is the announcement of the 1954 celebration. At that time historian Bob Walshe wrote popular and academic articles about the Eureka Stockade.
 

Eureka Wanted Poster

He helped to organise the Sydney celebrations of the centenary of the Stockade in 1954 and then 50 years later did it all again.


Bob is an active environmentalist and is Patron of the Total Environment Centre. Rodney Cavalier is Chairman of the NSW Government's committee for the celebration of the sesquicentenary of responsible government. He has been a member of the ALP for 37 years and was Minister for Education.

Cost: $9/$6 concession (includes complimentary wine)
Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road. Glebe

Sydney Trade Union Choir

To book: please phone 9660 2333 or book online
or email: events@gleebooks.com.au