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Author talk: No Front Line

Tuesday 12 December 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris Masters will talk about how his new book No Front Line gives voice to Australia's Special Forces and takes us to the centre of some of the fiercest combat Australia has ever experienced while providing the most intimate examination of what it is like to be a member of this country's elite fighting forces.

Author Talk: Call of the Reed Warbler

Saturday 9 December 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Charles Massy will be in conversation with ABC's Gardening Australia Costa Georgiadis to talk about how he believes a grassroots revolution can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food.

Author talk: Living the 1960s

Tuesday 5 December 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Much-loved actor Noeline Brown cut a groovy figure in the sixties and now, with her trademark dry sense of humour and storyteller’s gift, Noeline comes to the Library to talk about her new book Living the 1960s.

Author talk: Punk Girls

Saturday 2 December 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Fashion, music and politics collide in this landmark publication by Liz Ham, one of Australia’s most acclaimed female photographers. Punk Girls is an authentic representation of the punk movement in its many guises with an important focus on the females who inhabit this world.

Author talk: Martin Sharp His Life & Times

Friday 1 December 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

From OZ magazine, Swinging London and Sydney’s Yellow House, Martin Sharp was at the epicentre of a cultural flowering. His biographer Joyce Morgan will shed new light on the charismatic and eccentric Sydney artist.

Bitesize Curator Talk: Lasting the Distance

Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Using examples from library collections and private archives, this talk will demonstrate how the tangible evidence of long distance love has changed over the past 130 years from handwritten letters and carte-de-visite portraits to the email, SMS and video-calls of the digital era. 

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Where Australia Collides with Asia

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ian Burnet returns to the Library to deliver a Bitesize lunchtime talk on his latest book, Where Australia Collides with Asia. Ian will discuss Alfred Russel Wallace’s discovery of the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia when he crossed the narrow strait between Bali and Lombok. 

Author talk: Australian Gypsies

Saturday 28 October 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer comes to the Library to speak about her latest book, Australian Gypsies: Their Secret History. Weaving together a wideranging and exuberant history of gypsies in Australia.