St Peter’s Catholic Church, Toorak, is hosting an evening with Prof Geoffrey Blainey. Prof Blainey will talk about his book A Short History of Christianity.

Prof Blainey is one of Australia’s most prominent historians, held a visiting chair at Harvard University and two chairs at the University of Melbourne. The Oxford Companion to Australian History calls him ‘the most prolific, wide-ranging, inventive’ of all living Australian historians.

He has written more than forty books, including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, A Shorter History of Australia, The Rush That Never Ended, and the international bestseller, A Short History of the World.

Prof Blainey has also served the federal government as chairman of the Commonwealth Literary Fund, the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Council for the Centenary of Federation, and the Australia–China Council.

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Event Date

Thursday 7 December 2023


St Peter’s Parish Centre, 583 Toorak Road, Toorak