October 29, 2018 | The Cultural Club
Dr. Elena Govor "Falling Stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine" (2017)
Dear Friends and Colleagues!
Australian Embassy in Ukraine and Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy Of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine are honored to invite you to the meeting with an Australian writer, historian, and Professor of Australian National University Dr. Elena Govor.
Dr. Govor will present her book “Falling Stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine” (2017).
The book is a collective biography of the men and women who came from the territory of present-day Ukraine to Australia at the beginning of the twentieth century, fought in the Australian Army in the First World War, and made their post-war lives in this strange and distant country. Through interviews, photos and memories of relatives of Ukrainian “Anzacs”, and archival research, it brings their stories back to life. The writer collected stories of 134 immigrants from Ukraine of different nationalities who for various reasons immigrated to Australia and then volunteered to serve in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).
Ukrainian “Anzacs” are hidden facets of the history of Australian-Ukrainian connection. And though modern Ukrainian community was formed by a political wave of Ukrainian migration of 1948-1950, “Anzacs” themselves became the first Ukrainian settlers in Australia and were commemorated on the walls of Australian War Memorial.
The event will be conducted in English.
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED! Registration form: http://da.mfa.gov.ua/dip_guest_reg_form/