Join Romain Fathi (PhD), Lecturer in Australian History (Flinders University), as he explores how the French remembers ANZAC, and how Australia has remembered its Anzacs in France. The book launch will be in conversation with Emeritus Professor Robin Prior from Adelaide University.
Our Corner of the Somme. Australia at Villers-Bretonneux tells the fascinating century-long story of French-Australian relations through previously unexplored and untranslated French primary materials and renews our understanding of Australian war commemoration.
The book documents Australians' interactions with local French people and French institutions on the former Western Front through their commemoration of Australia's participation in the First World War. These commemorations, sometimes large and political and sometimes personal and moving, hold a significant place in Australian history.
In this rigorous and richly detailed study, Dr Romain Fathi revises our current understanding of the battlefields of France and examines the assembly, projection and performance of Australia's national identity overseas.
The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.
You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.
The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.
There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.
Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.
Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).
There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.
The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.
There is a cafe located in the back of the glass foyer at the State Library. View more information about the cafe and tenants.