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Bruce Scates


Professor Bruce Scates has lectured in history in both Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

He has published in leading international journals and is the author or co-author of five books published by Cambridge University Press, most recently A Place to Remember: A History of the Shrine of Remembrance (2009). All of these books won critical acclaim and the last won the coveted NSW Premier’s History Award.

His work has frequently featured in the media, including opinion columns in major dailies, documentaries screened on ABC TV and in Aotearoa/ New Zealand and innumerable radio broadcasts. He is the Chair of the History and Heritage Panel of the Centenary of Anzac Advisory Board and has served on several other national committees, including the controversial inquiry into exhumations at Fromelles.

Professor Scates leads regular study tours of the Gallipoli Peninsula and is the historical advisor the Premier of Victoria’s Spirit of Anzac Tour. An experienced public speaker, he has delivered the Annual History Lecture at Government House in Sydney, the Arts Public Lecture in Federation Square, Melbourne, the prestigious Sir Keith Sinclair Address in Aotearoa/New Zealand, among many other presentations.

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