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Awesome Mawson: Peter FitzSimons
Code: SR29  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , History
Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith Venue & Transport Info
Peter FitzSimons AM
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Join Peter FitzSimons as he discusses the epic saga of Antarctic survival of Australian Sir Douglas Mawson and his men that coincided with the parallel race to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen of Norway and Robert F. Scott of England. Brought to life by his trademark research, Peter provides a compelling portrait of these three great Antarctic explorers and their interwoven fates.

Includes light refreshments.

Presented with Penrith City Library.
Supported by University of Western Sydney.

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Peter FitzSimons AM (Australian)

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. He is also a regular TV commentator and former radio presenter. Peter is the author of over 20 books including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia and six biographies, and is Australia's biggest-selling nonfiction author of the last 10 years. His latest book is Mawson. Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community and to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator. Peter serves on the board of Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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