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Talking Vision Episode 434 25th July 2018

July 26, 2018

This week, Stella has an extended conversation with Emeritus professor David Walker OAM who was acknowledged recently on the Queens Birthday Honours list for significant service to education as an academic in the field of Australian studies, and to international relations. A distinguished Australian cultural historian, Professor Walker is a leading authority in the study of Australian perceptions of Asia. His eyesight deteriorated suddenly at the end of 2004 as a result of macular degeneration. When his ophthalmologist told him that he was now "legally blind", his immediate response was to ask if it was possible for him to be "illegally blind" instead. He wrote the personal history Not Dark Yet – a book that has been described as “funny, scholarly, driven in its own quiet way to bring the darkness of the past to light.”