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Robert Macklin visits Moruya

The Moruya Bookshop hosted Robert Macklin last Wednesday to a sell out luncheon at The Waterfront where Robert spoke of his latest book "HAMILTON HUME - Our Greatest Explorer" Robert Victor Macklin is an Australian author and journalist and has carved out a unique place among Australia’s literary biographers and historians. His Dark Paradise swept aside the curtain of euphemism to expose the horror of colonial sadism on the penal colony of Norfolk Island. His monumental history of Australia’s Special Forces – Warrior Elite – is required reading in the fields of Military Security and Intelligence. His best-selling biography, SAS Sniper revealed as never before the battles against Islamist fanatics. And these are just a few of the highlights among his 27 respected and popular works of fiction and non-fiction. Robert began his writing career for the Courier Mail, later moving to The Age in Melbourne and then The Canberra Times in Canberra and many now appreciate his weekly column in the CityNews. As Robert spoke to the Moruya luncheon a new history of Australian discovery unfurled and he put to rest the old English version of colonisation with bravado with little respect for convicts or aboriginals alike. Robert's biography is the first to be written on Hume and his reading from various passages of the book and the wealth of information he added during question time bought Hume to life. HAMILTON HUME - Our Greatest Explorer ‘ Hamilton Hume was no cringing colonial. He was an Australian, the very first to show by deed and word the challenge and beauty of his country. With an admiration I share, Robert Macklin lets a great native son speak again.’ — Bill Gammage, author of The Biggest Estate on Earth Congratulations to Janice Sagar of the Moruya Bookshop for hosting the "Meet the Author" events. The are much appreciated and very popular. You can keep up to date with upcoming events by visit the Moruya Bookshop website and adding yourself to their newsletter list.

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