• Arthur Phillip - a new book, VIP panel discussion and reception

    Arthur Phillip – a new book, VIP panel discussion and reception

    Published 3rd September

    Arthur Phillip - a new book, VIP panel discussion and reception

    1st October 2013 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm

     

    We have arranged an Autumn Reception in the Exhibition Hall of the Australian High Commission with a Presentation & Book Launch, followed by a drinks reception.

     

    Michael Pembroke, a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW, will talk about his new book: “Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy”. I have read the manuscript and this is an engaging book… well-researched and insightful as it weaves the story of Phillip’s background, promotions through the ranks, and exploits while painting a detailed picture of the character of this remarkable man.

     

    We have a knowledgeable and highly-respected team on the podium who will each give their views on Phillip. It promises to be a fascinating, educational and entertaining night.

     

    After the talking – drinking, of course! We have a wine and food reception to mingle with other guests, the author and panellists.

    Here is a link to the event page.

     

    On Arthur Phillip:
    Phillip was honest, brave, humane and kindly. He introduced the rule of law to New South Wales, established the first courts, granted the first pardons and emancipated the first convicts. He spared the lash and encouraged harmonious relations with the first inhabitants. To the Aborigines, he was a caring, thoughtful friend – a far better friend than some populist historians have allowed. He was an accomplished naval officer with an innate and well-tuned sense of fairness, and an aversion to injustice. And when famine threatened, he gave his private supplies to the general stocks and shared in the meagre ration. In the face of huge obstacles, Phillip laid the sure foundations of a modern, successful nation.

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    The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

    Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
    Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.