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Gawler's Pendragon: George Isaacs

Dr Anne Black will speak about George Isaacs, alias ‘A Pendragon’, a complex colonial character. In a life that spanned two hemispheres and two colonies, this Jewish immigrant engaged in diverse occupations and passions. In Australia, he visited the goldfields, co-founded Gawler’s Humbug Society, prompted a national song, wrote the first novel published in South Australia and was the author of a play recognised as Australia’s first science fiction. This ‘thorough Bohemian’ was also imprisoned, impoverished and suffered great personal misfortune. Isaacs’ intriguing story is captured in Dr Black’s new biography Pendragon: A Life of George Isaacs. Bookings required by phone or email.

Presented by Gawler Public Library


Wed 19 May, 2-3.30pm


Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 Murray Street, Gawler


By donation


Jacinta Weiss, 8522 9268,


Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Bookings required by phone or email


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