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Katoomba Library Author Talk

8 November, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




Author Talk with Hugh “Obi” O’Brien
Saturday 8 November, 2014. 2pm – 3.30pm.
Katoomba Library

Join us at Katoomba Library to hear Hugh “Obi” O’Brien talk about his memoir, Undaunted. This is the incredible story of Hugh’s life of adventure, of never giving up, and of pushing yourself to the limit.

Published this year by Random House, Undaunted chronicles Obi’s years spent in the Navy as a Clearance Diver, and then in the elite Tactical Assault Group (East), the Army’s counterterrorism unit. A highly elite group – failure is in the 80th percentile – TAG (East) is a secretive team of divers and commandos tasked with defending the domestic population from harm post 9-11.

Obi opens up about numerous things throughout his time as a diver, and in the TAG (East), including:

The physical and mental impact the training and qualifications have on divers
The tight bonds of brotherhood formed between those training together
The tests and tasks set upon them, involving bullets, real mines and explosives
His work in private security in the Middle East – he is currently working on his very last private security job in Baghdad, as part of the team tasked with protecting Australian Ambassador Lyndall Sachs.
Standout missions, including clearing Lake Burley Griffith ahead of a visit by the President of the United States, flying through Sydney in a Black Hawk Helicopter, and counterterrorism exercises prior to the Commonwealth Games
His lifelong battle with those predators of the sea… jellyfish
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in the most elite of our Armed Forces; the pushing of physical ability to its absolute limits; to cut a hole in a piece of steel underwater; to have your life literally rest in the hands of your colleagues; to have a boat cut out just 100 metres from where over 400 kilograms of explosives are about to detonate or to go face to face with a huge octopus, then Hugh is the man for you. Undaunted is also a reflection on how the demands of such a job affects relationships with the people around you.

Copies of Undaunted will be available to purchase on the day courtesy of Megalong Books. It might just be the perfect gift for the difficult-to-buy-for man in your life!

Bookings appreciated | 4780 5750

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8 November, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Katoomba Library
Parke Street
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia
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