As The Canberra Times reported: “Some of the nation’s best writers gathered at the National Library at the weekend to honour a Canberra academic who has devoted his life to Australian literature”. Prominent Australian authors, including Robert Drewe (at Hale 1956-1960) spoke at a colloquium in honour of Bruce Bennett, emeritus professor at the University of NSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Bruce had a distinguished career at Hale (1954-1958) where was a School Prefect and received colours in both cricket and football, in amongst many other achievements. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1963 and went on to lecture in Literature at UWA where he was Associate Professor before moving to ADFA in 1993.
Bruce recently presented the School with a copy of his latest book, "Homing In".
Full text of a report on the colloquium from The Canberra Times can be found by clicking here (3.88 Mb)<