2015 John Laffin Memorial Lecture

John Laffin 1922-2000

Members and their guests are invited to attend

 The John Laffin Memorial Lecture

 Sunday, 5 July 2015

                  10 AM for 10:15 start at The BAE Systems Theatre

          Australian War Memorial

           Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT

          On-site car parking is available

                       Entry: $20 per head for morning tea & a light lunch

               RSVP by Friday, 26 June to secretary@fffaif.org.au or phone 0401 467 819 

Payment preferred by EFT to:

BSB                 012-402

Account #         110142368

Acc name         Families and Friends of the First AIF

Reference         ‘(your name) JLML’

SORRY: No membership renewals or cash payments can be accepted at the Australian War Memorial.


 Tony Cunneen       The Home Front 1914-1918

 Robyn Van Dyk      The Australian War Memorial’s Key Centenary Projects and 100                                              years of Australian military mapping

FFFAIF is pleased to announce two lectures for the John Laffin Memorial Lecture series for 2015. The Lectures commemorate the contribution of the founder of the FFFAIF, Australian military historian and author John Laffin.

 FFFAIF member Tony Cunneen is a Sydney school teacher and a regular contributor to DIGGER.

Tony has had articles published on members of the legal profession who served in WWI, and the Home Front during the war years. Members will recall his extensively researched article on Sydney at the outbreak of the war as an example of his interest in the impact of the war on Australian politics and society.

Robyn Van Dyk is the head of the AWM Research Centre and will talk on the Memorial’s key centenary projects with a strong focus on WW1 stories from the archive – Anzac Connections.

The first of July represents 100 years of the Australian Army Survey Corps and this year represents 100 years of Australian military mapping. Robyn will provide a behind the scenes tour of the research centre with a focus on some of the iconic maps along with their very human stories from the last 100 years – Gallipoli to Afghanistan.

This also coincides with an exhibition that Robyn has been working on with the Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation that is running until 31 July.

 Lucky door prizes will include books related to World War One

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