Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Author Talk: Tim Bowden, the Sydney Writers' Festival comes to Hurstville Library

 In association with the Sydney Writer's Festival best selling author Tim Bowden will be appearing at Hurstville Library. Tim will talk about his book The Changi Camera, a unique record of the Changi POW camp and the Thai-Burma Railway. When the Allied forces in Singapore collapsed in February 1942, Private George Aspinall joined his fellow Australians on the march to Changi. He carried a folding Kodak 2 camera, given to him by an uncle as a departure present, and on it he captured rare images of three-and-a-half years of captivity - which would later be used as evidence in war crimes trials. They have also helped Tim Bowden tell the stories of these brave Australian soldiers.

Tim Bowden AM is a broadcaster, radio and television documentary maker, oral historian and author. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Asia and North America, and in 1969 was the first executive producer of the ABC radio current affairs program PM before becoming a producer with the ground-breaking television current affairs program This Day Tonight in the early 1970’s.

Thursday 23 May @7pm
Refreshments from 6.30pm
Hurstville Library
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
                                             Free: Bookings 9330 6142
                                             Book for sale & signing

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