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2016 AGM and guest speaker Tony Hill

1-th4The 2016 AGM was over quickly and we welcomed a new President, Lachlan Garland. Our thanks to retiring President, Barry Redshaw for his leadership and commitment over the past two years and to retiring committee members for their support and we wish them well. Of course we must also thank those who stood for the 2017 committee (old and new faces).

Members and guests who joined us to hear Guest speaker and head of ABC News 24, Tony Hill, were given an incredible insight into the story of the ABC’s remarkable first War Correspondents during WW2.

1-picture1Drawing from his book ‘Voices from the Air’ which involved years of research of the ABC archives, interviews with families, and complimented by extraordinary front line recordings, historical photographs and correspondent’s notes, Tony spoke of the tenacity of these men, their recording equipment, the risks and hardships they faced alongside our troops. Unfortunately some recordings were lost in transit but much of the gut wrenching sounds and stories of war arrived back in Australia to be broadcast with those at home. It was an amazing hour or so.

Thanks to Megalong Books for attending giving those wishing to purchase the book the opportunity and Tony was happy to sign their copies. A special mention to the Grand View Hotel for their ongoing support of ABC Friends Blue Mountains.

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