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Mark Dapin: Australia's Vietnam

Myth vs History

When journalist and historian Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn’t alone.

In Australia’s Vietnam, Dapin argues that every stage of Australia’s Vietnam War has been misremembered and obscured by myth. This work is a major contribution to the understanding of Australia’s experience of the war and will change the way we think about memory and military history.

Mark Dapin is a novelist, journalist and historian. The Nashos’ War won the 2015 Nib People’s ChoiceAward, and was shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premiers Literary Awards for non- fiction. His novel Spirit House was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year. He is the author of Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian military and editor of The Penguin Book of Australian War Writing.

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Thursday 16 May 2019 from 6.30pm to 8pm


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