FOKL and KDHS event on Saturday 9 March in Kiama Family History Centre at 2.30pm
The Kiama and District Historical Society and Friends of Kiama Library will hold a combined meeting on Saturday 9 March in the Kiama Family History Centre at 2.30pm with guest speaker David Dufty.
David will visit us from Canberra to talk about his recently published book The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia’s signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War.
“The Secret Code-Breakers” tells the story of Australia’s version of Bletchley Park, known to many perhaps from the film “The Enigma”. Dufty describes how Australia built a sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, and how Australian code-breakers cracked the codes of the Japanese army and air force, significantly influencing the course of the Pacific war. He will give an illustrated talk about his acclaimed book and copies will be available for signature and sale.
David Dufty is a Canberra-based writer and researcher. Following degrees in psychology at Newcastle and Macquarie Universities, he has worked in statistics and social research at the University of Memphis, Newspoll and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He is the author of, How to Build an Android, a non-fiction account of recent developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.
Entry will be by donation of $5 for members/$8 for guests. All are welcome and afternoon tea is provided.