FINAL MEETING FOR THE YEAR: NOVEMBER 3 at 7.30pm
Burnside City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Rd Tusmore
SIR JOSIAH SYMON: ANTI-SOCIALIST SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Dr David Faber
David Faber’s research on Antisocialist Senator for SA Sir Josiah Symon began with a survey of his library, preserved in the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of SA. As barrister and politician, he was an irascible, workaholic proponent of Scots conservatism in the Antipodes. A stiff-necked man of Tory principle, he wore out his welcome with his own constituency in defence of Free Trade dogma. This address will develop his profile and that of SA Antisocialism and Conscriptionism.
About the speaker: Dr David Faber is currently an Adjunct Research Scholar at the Flinders University. He has practiced history for forty years, specialising in biographical study of Italian antifascist political migration to Australia. He has also published on the colonial history of South Australia and his native Tasmania. He is also currently the President of the Labour History Society of SA.