Event Description

Come along and hear Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison discuss what happened when he pursed his great-aunt’s bequest – a 200-year-old grandfather clock – on a journey deep into his father’s family’s past.

From their tribal homeland in the Scottish Borders he follows them to the garrison town of Carlisle, from industrial Birmingham to Edwardian Australia, and from the Great War to his own suburban childhood.

This is the story of an ordinary family’s journey from frontier warfare and dispossession through economic turmoil and emigration to modest prosperity.

Based on a lifetime of creative scholarship, My Grandfather's Clock is a moving testament to the power of family history to illuminate the present.

When

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 6 July 2024
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Contact

9747 5300

Where

Melton Library & Learning Hub
31 McKenzie Street
Melton VIC
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