Thu, 12 May

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Adelaide

H3: Jebel Akhdar War and Dhofar Rebellion (1954-76)

GUEST SPEAKER: Ms Ann Verbeek

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H3: Jebel Akhdar War and Dhofar Rebellion (1954-76)

Time & Location

12 May, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

Mostly unknown beyond the Arabian Peninsula, the Jebel Akhdar War (1954-59) and Dhofar Rebellion (1963-76) had a significant impact on the development of modern Oman. The 1950s Jebel War was an effort by locals to protect the interior Imamate of Oman from occupation by Sultan Said bin Taimur (1910-72). Backed by the British government, who sought access to oil, the Sultan was armed and supported by the SAS.

Similarly, the later Dhofar Rebellion, which began as a separatist movement, quickly became a regional Cold War conflict. Great Britain, Iran and Jordan supported the Sultan while “communist insurgents” were aided by South Yemen, China and Soviet Union. The refusal of the Sultan to modernise, or provide basic government services to Omanis, led to a bloodless coup by his son Qaboos bin Said (1940-2020) during the rebellion in July 1970. This talk will discuss the impact of these conflicts and their significance on the development of Oman today.

GUEST SPEAKER: Ms Ann Verbeek

Time: 1830 lecture begins: 1930 dinner

Members Price: $65.00: $15.00 lecture only

Non-Members: $75.00: $15.00 lecture only

Dress: Jacket and Tie

RSVP: By 5pm, Monday 9th May

CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge

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