• George Reid Lecture

    George Reid Lecture

    11th September 2018
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    A major celebration in the 100th year of the Australian High Commission building is the George Reid Lecture.

    The Right Honourable Sir George Reid GCB, GCMG, KC (1845-1918) was the first High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom (1910 – 1916) and this lecture to celebrate his achievements coincides with the centenary of his death.

    He was also the Premier of New South Wales (1894 – 1899) and the Prime Minister of Australia 1904 – 1905.

    Click here to view the invitation from the High Commission.

    Expressions of interest to attend should be directed through the Britain-Australia Society office.

    Click here (or email the office) to register your interest.

    Dr David Headon, historian from the Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University, will deliver the lecture on Sir George Reid. The lecture is part of a larger project, ‘The First Eight Prime Ministers’, a collaboration between the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, the Australian Studies Institute (ANU), the National Museum of Australia, the National Archives of Australia and the Victorian Parliamentary Library.

    A bronze plaque of Sir George Reid, generously donated by Mrs Victoria Merrick the great granddaughter of Sir George Reid, will be unveiled on the evening and remain on permanent display at Australia House.











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