Friday 9 March, 5.30–7.30pm | Canberra
Australia's second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin, lived an extraordinary life that often transcended politics, the machinations of political life and even his family, in unexpected ways.
This deeply spiritual man longed to be a lone creative writer and, in the midst of his second and most important term as Prime Minister (1905–08), he considered leaving politics altogether.
Join historian and former advisor on the Centenary of Canberra, David Headon, as he sheds light on the contradictions of this enigmatic leader.
Talk followed by drinks and canapes on the terrace.
Old Parliament House, Members Dining Room 2
Entry via Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
Free, bookings essential: via Eventbrite
This event is part of the 2018 Enlighten Festival.