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Dr David Headon – “Forgotton Federal Fathers”
April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm$48
Dr David Headon is a cultural consultant and historian. Formerly Director of the Centre for Australian
Cultural Studies (1994-2004), Cultural Adviser to the National Capital Authority (2000-2007), History and Heritage Adviser for the Centenary of Canberra (2008-13) and an Adviser to Senator Kate Lundy (2008-15), he is now a Foundation Fellow in the Australian Studies Institute (Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU), a Parliamentary Library Associate, an Associate of the National Museum of Australia and the Canberra Raiders RL Club historian.
Dr Headon is a regular commentator on cultural, political and social issues on ABC radio (regional and national). From 2008 to 2015, he presented a series of segments for ABC TV’s 7.30 Report on Canberra’s rich vein of Centenary/Federation history. In 2001, David was awarded the Centenary Medal and in 2018 he began a series of annual lectures at the Australian High Commission, London, on Australia’s ‘First Eight’ Prime Ministers.Book Online