The real story of the King’s speech: Lionel Logue and the South Australian connections

Monday 17 October 2016

The real story of the King’s speech: Lionel Logue and the South Australian connections

Presented by Denise Schumann

Lionel George Logue (1880-1953) CVO was an Australian speech and language therapist and amateur stage actor who successfully treated, among others, King George VI, who had a pronounced stammer. Logue’s life was celebrated in the award winning film The King’s Speech and in this talk Denise Schumann will explore the Logue family’s background and how Lionel Logue was born and bred in College Town, grew up in Norwood, and went to school in Kent Town.

Denise Schumann has worked as a historical and cultural heritage consultant designing and implementing creative heritage projects across South Australia. She has achieved national recognition for her work and in 2014 was recognized by the SA Heritage Council for her contribution to South Australian history. In 2015 Denise was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her contribution to the preservation of Australia’s cultural heritage.

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The real story of the King’s speech: Lionel Logue and the South Australian connections

Presented by Denise Schumann

Lionel George Logue (1880-1953) CVO was an Australian speech and language therapist and amateur stage actor who successfully treated, among…

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