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Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett AO was Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. A Rhodes scholar, he was a graduate of the Universities of Western Australia, Oxford and London and a Doctor of Letters from UNSW. He held visiting appointments at universities in Asia, Europe and North America. He was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Bruce died in April 2012. His books include An Australian Compass (1991), Spirit in Exile: Peter Porter and His Poetry (1991), The Oxford Literary History of Australia (1998), Australian Short Fiction (2002), Homing In (2006) and The Spying Game: An Australian Angle (2012).

Bruce Bennett

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  • From a Distant Shore

    Bruce Bennett and Anne Pender


Dateline Jerusalem: John Lyons in conversation with Stan Grant

Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, News South Wales

Rarely is the public taken deep into the inner sanctum of major news organisations. In this extraordinary book, award-winning journalist John Lyons goes to the heart of how the media...

Free – $12

WinterWild: Walking on Country

Apollo Bay Community Hall 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay, VIC

Join a panel of Indigenous leaders including Associate Professor Dr. Michael-Shawn Fletcher, a Wiradjuri man, paleo-ecologist and biogeographer; Dr. Jack Pascoe, a Yuin man, ecologist and Research Manager at the...


Injustice, Survival, Memory 2022 conference

Australian National University RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities Research Centre and School of History presents Injustice, Survival, Memory: Marking 80 years since the Dunera and Queen Mary internees arrived...

The World Turned Upside Down

Sydney Opera House Sydney, New South Wales

Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Allegra Spender and others The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue...