Audience's Monash lesson

EMOTIVE: Roland Perry spoke at Kerang's Sir John Gorton Library on Monday night.

EMOTIVE: Roland Perry spoke at Kerang's Sir John Gorton Library on Monday night.

KERANG was treated to a visit from award-winning author and professor of history Roland Perry on Monday, who spoke to audiences about the legendary General Sir John Monash.

Mr Perry, author of Monash: the outsider who won a war, spoke about the way in which modern Australian society is re-framing the narrative surrounding the renowned military leader.

The talk came after former Prime Minister Tony Abbott criticised current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for what Mr Abbott described as a "glaring omission" with regards to Mr Turnbull's visit to France for ANZAC Day commemorations, which appeared to ignore the site of the Battle of Amiens.

"He was absolutely correct," Mr Perry said during the event, held at the Sir John Gorton Library. 

The visit was a part of the library's High Road to Reading program, a Statewide joint program delivered by the State Library Victoria in partnership with Public Libraries Victoria Network which brings authors to libraries for talks, workshops and readings.

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