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Dr Peter Edwards: How Australian Goes to War

31 May 2014

As the leading authority on the involvement of Australia in the Vietnam conflict, AIIA Queensland welcomed Dr Peter Edwards AM to share his insights into how Australia goes to war. Best known as the Official Historian of Australia’s involvement in South East Asian conflicts, Dr Edwards has recently published Australia and the Vietnam War, a distillation of many of the insights of the nine-volume Official History. Dr Edwards is a writer, historian and biographer who has published extensively on Australian and international history and politics. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University and has in recent years held professorial appointments at Flinders University in Adelaide and the University of New South Wales, Canberra.