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Everald Compton

Everald Compton is an 88-year-old Australian who has for all of his life had a consuming interest in the history and politics of his homeland.

This has been highlighted by the success of his bestselling book THE MAN ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR NOTES which tells the inspirational life story of Flynn of the Inland, pioneer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

He is well known as the founder of National Seniors Australia, the largest community institution in the nation advocating the needs of older Australians, and as the founder of the Inland Railway project that will link Melbourne and Darwin.

He received the Order of Australia in 1992 for his services to the community and the Centenary Medal for his services to the Transport industry.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast.

He has served as an Elder of the Uniting Church for more than six decades and for half a century has been a regular visitor to the Australian Parliament where he has many personal friends among MP’s from all political parties.

In DINNER WITH THE FOUNDING FATHERS, he has vividly captured the drama and excitement that surrounded the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901.

He lives in Brisbane with his wife Helen.

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Dinner with the Founding Fathers

Few Australians have any awareness of how their nation was established on 1 January 1901 when six self-governing British colonies joined together as one nation.It was achieved after a dozen years of superb negotiations in which Federation conventions drafted and agreed on a splendid constitution whi...

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