Due to essential upgrades, access to digital images will be temporarily unavailable between 10.30 am and 12 pm AEDT on Monday, 2 March 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the producers of Carving up the Country for the launch of their ABC Radio National History Listen podcast.