Centre for Continuing Education

Harvey Broadbent


Harvey Broadbent AM is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, documentary film and TV producer. In January 2016 he received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia for his life time’s work in researching and writing history and producing historical documentaries. The citation reads 'For significant service to the literary arts as an author and publisher, to the television industry as a producer, and to tertiary education.'

From 2005 to 2015, Harvey was Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Modern History at Macquarie University. At Macquarie University he directed the Gallipoli Centenary Research Project – a project centred on the Turkish military archives and the Gallipoli Campaign. The outcomes of this project included two books; Gallipoli, the Turkish Defence and Defending Gallipoli, (MUP), his fourth and fifth books. From 1977 to 1999 he worked as a Producer and Executive Producer for the ABC.

Harvey is also an experienced lecturer and study tour group leader having led tours to Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Greece, and UK every year since 1992. He has travelled extensively in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean over many years, leading tours and making documentary films. He lectured regularly about Turkey, its history and that of the Eastern Mediterraean region for Sydney University Continuing Education and the Workers Education Association Sydney (WEA). Courses and lectures included: Kemal Ataturk: victor of Gallipoli, The Other Side: Turks at Gallipoli, The Gallipoli Battlefield, The Ottomans: Empire and Culture, The Aegean: Sea of Conflict, The Byzantines to the Ottomans, The Hittites, Classical Anatolia, From Constantinople to Istanbul.

Harvey Broadbent. Class List.

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