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Memento : Issue 30
Spring--Summer 2005 MEMENTO 17 at the Archives faces at the Archives faces at the During the week-long Tasmanian Winter Festival, the National Archives in Hobart featured public screenings of original footage of Mawson's expedition to the Antarctic. National Archives Director-General Ross Gibbs (left) met up with historian Dr Tim Bowden (right) who gave a special talk at one of the weekend viewings. (left to right) Author Dr Tom Frame with Federal Treasurer the Hon. Peter Costello, MP and Harold Holt's sons, Nick and Sam Holt at the launch of The Life and Death of Harold Holt. This first full-length biography of Harold Holt is a co-publication of the National Archives and Allen & Unwin. The book was launched by Treasurer Costello in August at Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, where Harold Holt made his main campaign speech in 1935, the year he was first elected to Parliament. Refer to story on pp. 4--5. Author Dr Paul Jones (right) with guest speaker Morris Leong (left) at the launch of Chinese-Australian Journeys: Records on Travel, Migration and Settlement, 1860--1975. The guide was launched as part of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference held at the Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo. It retails for $10.00 and can be purchased through our website at www.naa.gov.au, by phoning (02) 6212 3609 or emailing email@example.com. A familiar face in Canberra lounge rooms each evening, ABC newsreader Virginia Haussegger talked about the choices women make in their 20s, 30s and 40s, about career, love, children and motherhood. Virginia gave her Speakers Corner audience much food for thought as she drew on her new book, Wonder Woman: The Myth of Having It All, in which she shares her own story.