Friday 14 March 2014, 8pm
in the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham
Guest speaker: Professor Philip Payton, will present the twenty-sixth lecture
From Launceston to Launceston – Perspectives on the Cornish in Australia
Philip Payton,Retired Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies, University of Exeter, UK.
Prof. Payton will be a Visiting Scholar at UTAS during March 2014. He has retired recently after having made an enormous contribution to the study of historical connections between Cornwall and Australia. A Royal Navy officer and a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts,. he is incumbent President of the British-Australian Studies Association.
Prof. Philip Payton’s numerous publications include:
‘Australia will be there!’ Australia and the First World War (forthcoming);
The Cornish Miner in Australia (1984);
The Cornish Farmer in Australia (1987);
The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall’s Great Emigration (2005);
AL Rowse and Cornwall: A Paradoxical Patriot (2007);
Making Moonta: The Invention of ‘Australia’s Little Cornwall’ (2007);
DH Lawrence and Cornwall (2009);
John Betjeman and Cornwall: ‘The Celebrated Cornish Nationalist’ (2010);
Regional Australia and the Great War: ‘The Boys from Old Kio’ (2012).
Generously supported by The Examiner and the University of Tasmania.