April Members Meeting

FRIDAY 14 APRIL at 7.30pm Burnside City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Rd Tusmore Carol Grbich …ACCIDENTAL HEIRESS: Journey of a Glencoe squatter’s daughter The 7 year old girl who became the heiress to her father’s fortune of approximately $25 million in today’s money – made from farming sheep on South Australian land – would have been very surprised had anyone suggested that she might one day be using that wealth in another country for the comfort and care of over 50,000 Australian servicemen wounded in World War One. Her book has been the subject of four ABC radio interviews and a Landline segment which was played on ANZAC Day 2021 and replayed on Anzac Day 2022. In 2021 the Historical Society of South Australia awarded ’The Accidental Heiress: The Journey of a Glencoe Squatter’s Daughter’ the Keain Medal for one of the best history books on South Australia published in 2020. Dr Carol Grbich is an Emeritus Professor at Flinders University