Public lecture series

John Forrest, the British Empire and the Empty Spaces of the World.

A lecture series by visiting historian Dr Robert Fletcher.

In 2018, Dr Robert Fletcher, a renowned historian from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom visited Perth to research the Forrest Family Records held at the State Library. Dr Fletcher’s research focuses on exploration of arid and desert regions. He is the author of British Imperialism and ‘The Tribal Question’: Desert Administration and Nomadic Societies in the Middle East, 1919-1936, and in November 2018 published ‘Decolonisation and the Arid World’ in The Oxford Handbook of the End of Empire.

Join Dr Fletcher in a lecture where he discusses the global context of John Forrest’s exploration legacy.

State Library of WA Theatre

6pm, 4 July 2019

Hetzel Lecture Theatre

State Library of South Australia

4pm, 18 July 2019

Royal Geographical Society,  London

TBC, October 2019