Geoffrey Blainey

A Life Writ Large

2019-12-13T17:45:32+11:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Now in his late-eighties, and listed by the National Trust as a “Living Treasure”, Geoffrey Blainey has now published the first volume of his memoires - Before I Forget.  In it, he reflects on his humble beginnings as the son of a Methodist Minister and school teacher, one of five children, and a carefree childhood spent [...]

A Life Writ Large – Geoffrey Blainey Remembers

2020-01-01T21:05:30+11:00Categories: Function, Geoffrey Blainey|Tags: , |

SPEAKER:      PROFESSOR GEOFFREY BLAINEY (Australia’s most significant & popular historian & Author (most recently) of Before I Forget) TIME:             5.30 for 6pm LIGHT REFRESHMENTS  ***MEMBERS & ONE GUEST ONLY*** DATE:             Wednesday 31 July 2019 *Book from 17 July 2019** TOPIC:           A Life Writ Large – Geoffrey Blainey Remembers VENUE:          The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor [...]

The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Australia

2017-05-09T21:12:34+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The long Aboriginal occupation of Australia witnessed spectacular changes. The rising of the seas isolated the continent and preserved a nomadic way of life as agriculture revolutionised other parts of the world. Over millennia, the Aboriginal people mastered the land's climates, seasons and reserves. Traditional Aboriginal life came under threat the moment Europeans crossed the [...]

Melbourne Launch Of Menzies at War – Concluding Remarks

2017-05-09T21:14:15+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Friday 18 July 2014, The Sydney Institute held a Melbourne launch of Anne Henderson’s Menzies at War. The function was hosted by law firm Arnold Bloch Liebler and the speakers were introduced by Mark Liebler AC. The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister launched the book and Professor Geoffrey Blainey [...]

Christianity’s Story

2017-05-10T16:08:03+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's foremost historians and certainly its most prolific. In recent times, Professor Blainey has published A Short History of the World to which he has now added A Short History of Christianity. Geoffrey Blainey grew up a Methodist and admits that, in the West, "The outward signs of Christianity's [...]