Our 50 year history to be published in 2015

14 May 2014

2015 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill (24 January 1965) and the establishment of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (12 April 1965).

To give utmost respect to these two special occasions The Trust has engaged an established author, Dr Penelope Hanley, to chronicle the history of The Trust, focussing on the significant contribution Fellows have made to Australian society over the past fifty years.

Dr Penelope Hanley is a writer and communications expert. She has published non-fiction on youth unemployment, women, the cinema and creativity, 85 book reviews, 18 short stories and a novel (Full House, Simon & Schuster, 1993).

Dr Penny Hanley
Photographed by John Franze

Her latest book, Creative Lives: personal papers of Australian writers and artists, commissioned by the National Library of Australia, was awarded a five-star rating (‘an exceptional book of the very highest quality, regardless of genre’) and ‘Top Pick’ by October 2009 Bookseller & Publisher.

Penny has been a film critic for local magazines and for 2XX and ABC radio stations and has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from ANU and a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra. The PhD topic was Australian women artists.

Dr Hanley has been awarded two Writing Fellowships with the Eleanor Dark Foundation, Katoomba, NSW, an ACT Government arts small grant and a NSW Writers’ Centre mentorship with author Rosie Scott.

Dr Hanley's book will be published in conjunction with the reprint of the two earlier published books written by Margaret Auchmuty. These two books outline in great detail the formation of the Trust and Churchill Fellows up until 1984.

All three books will be published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary National Convention of Fellows being held from 9-11 October 2015. They will be available in hardcopy as well as an eBook that can be downloaded from our website.

Email info@churchilltrust.com.au to reserve your copy.

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