Man of Many Parts: The Life and Times of Edward Charles Close 1790 –1866
With Ann Beaumont
Raised on an English estate, Edward Charles Close — a Peninsular War veteran who arrived in NSW in 1817 — left behind a valuable legacy through words, deeds and paintings. Hear historian Ann Beaumont talk about her experiences writing biography and how pursuing blind alleys led her to unearth many secrets. Eventually this enabled her to bring Close’s story to life, from his birth in Bengal to his death at Morpeth on the Hunter River.