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Jessie Traill a biography book cover by Jo Oliver

Author Talk: Jessie Traill

Friday
Friday, 6 March 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Jessie Traill was an artist, traveller, humanitarian and independent spirit. Jessie developed her artistic skills from an early age. She went on to become one of Australia’s most outstanding etchers, working in a field uncommon for women of her time.

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Children's author Sue Whiting

The Craft of Writing Picture Books

Saturday
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 9am to 3pm
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How do you make a picture book text shine? What are the essential elements for success?

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Women holding hands dancing

International Women’s Day

Sunday
Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, this curator-led tour will showcase how women are portrayed in the art of the Library’s collections and the way women’s lives have been captured in Australian history.

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Man and woman embracing in a field

Love and The Silent Silver Screen: Sunrise

Sunday
Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 2pm to 3:45pm
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A man from the country is tempted by a loose woman from the city to murder his wife, sell his farm, and move to the city

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3 men standing behind cameras filming

Preserving Your Family Movies

Thursday
Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 10:30am to 1pm
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Are your cherished family memories stored on standard 8, super 8 or 16 mm film reels?

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Spoken word poet Anisa Nandaula

Poetry workshop: storytelling with Anisa Nandaula

Friday
Friday, 13 March 2020 - 2pm to 4:30pm
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Anisa Nandaula will take you on a journey to explore your own story through spoken word poetry

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Spoken word poet Anisa Nandaula

Spoken word performance with Anisa Nandaula

Friday
Friday, 13 March 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Spoken word poet Anisa Nandaula will take the audience into a boxing ring where an African Australian migrant fights with herself to come to peace with her identity while living in the diaspora. 

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Love and The Silent Silver Screen: Tonka at the Gallows

Sunday
Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 2pm to 3:30pm
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A city girl named Tonka, in an act of pity, is keeping chaste company with a condemned man through the night before he is to be hung.

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Author Talk: Ten Remarkable Australians

Tuesday
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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The 10 remarkable Australians each made their mark on the world stage through their personal achievements. They led interesting and adventurous lives, became well-known — even famous — for a time, but their memory has faded. Ian Macfarlane brings them to life again for the modern reader in these lucid, engaging accounts of their lives.

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wooden box containing glass medicine bottles

Medical Sydney

Thursday
Thursday, 19 March 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Take a medical history tour of Sydney from Aboriginal Australia through to the early twentieth century.

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Lithgow Australian landscape image

Carving up the Country: ABC History Listen podcast panel

Thursday
Thursday, 19 March 2020 - 6pm to 8pm
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Join the producers of Carving up the Country for the launch of their ABC Radio National History Listen podcast.

 

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stack of books

The dark art of memoir

Saturday
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 2pm to 3pm
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Crafting personal trauma into captivating memoir presents many challenges — how to pull readers into the story, how to carry them through, and how to shape true events on the page.

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A woman viewing oil paintings through a black frame

Analysis & Care of Oil Paintings

Thursday
Thursday, 26 March 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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This workshop focuses on analysing the materials that make up oil paintings .

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