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Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Anthony Trollope’s Australian Adventures

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Prolific novelist and inveterate traveller Anthony Trollope explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s: the first celebrity to tour Australasia. His memoir inspired by those adventures was subsequently described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’. 

Bitesize Curator Talk: 3D Photography in Australia, 1855-1880

Thursday 12 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join curator Geoff Barker in a talk about the early years of stereoscopic photography in Australia.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Up Until Now

Friday 6 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Author and CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation, Petrea King comes to the Library to speak about her latest book. Up Until Now tells the story of Petrea’s fascinating life, which has been devoted to helping people experiencing life-threatening illnesses and mental distress.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Dymphna Cusack

Thursday 21 September 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Marilla North returns to the Library to speak about the love poems of Australian writer Dymphna Cusack AM and their place in the chronicle of her life story.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Paul Keating - The Big Picture Leader

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Author and journalist Troy Bramston talks about his biography of Australia’s 24th Prime Minister, Paul Keating. Drawing on around 15 hours of new interviews with Keating, coupled with access to his extensive personal files, this book tells the story of a political warrior’s rise to power.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: A Good Life to the End

Friday 25 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ken Hillman (Professor of Intensive Care at UNSW) will talk about his new publication, A Good Life to the End. This book asks why so many elderly people linger in pain and confusion in ICU when often, all they want is to manage their passing at home in peace, surrounded by their loved ones.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: The Secret Code-breakers of Central Bureau

Thursday 17 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

David Dufty will talk about one of the lesser known stories of Australia’s military history. During the Second World War, Australian code-breakers and intelligence organisation members built their own version of the famous UK Bletchley Park from scratch. 

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: In Plain View - The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney

Thursday 6 July 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Paul Irish and Michael Ingrey present In Plain View - The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney.