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September 2019

Greg de Moore: “John Cade – Finding Sanity”

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Greg de Moore, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Westmead Hospital, will be talking about John Cade, the Australian veteran who revolutionised mental health treatment. In an age where the standard treatment for psychosis was electroconvulsive therapy, John Cade developed a revolutionary treatment.  He had been a prisoner of war in Changi.  During the post-war years he worked at an asylum for veterans with mental illness.  His experiences in Changi suggested to him that the origin of some psychiatric disorders might…

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October 2019

Alasdair McGregor: “Frank Hurley, Photographer”

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia.  Now most famous for his photographs of the Mawson and Shackleton (Endurance) Antarctic expeditions, he was also a visual chronicler of man of the major events of the twentieth century and a rapidly disappearing non-Western world. He was an official photographer in two world wars, a pioneering documentary-maker, participant in early feats of aviation, and cinematographer on major Australian  films of the 1930s, including The Squatter's Daughter and The Silence of…

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November 2019

David Rosengerg: “Pine Gap”

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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The Inside Story of the NSA in Australia In 1966 Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs.  For more than fifty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public and political controversy. David Rosenberg, a US high-tech spy who worked at Pine Gap for 18 years, was the first to speak out to give an insider's…

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