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Format: 18/02/2019
Format: 18/02/2019
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Grattan: NSW Election 2019

Tuesday
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 6pm to 7:15pm
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NSW voters goes to the polls next month, with the state budget under pressure as property prices fall, the state government in dispute with the Commonwealth over energy and climate-change policy, and parts of Sydney feeling the squeeze as the population booms. The opinion polls suggest it’s a tight race, but what are the big policy questions people should consider before they vote. And what should be the key priorities of the next government, whoever wins?

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Join us for an exclusive evening with Geoff Barker, Curator, Research and Discovery.

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As technology continues to evolve, journalists are finding new tools and platforms for reporting and sharing the news. Hear from a panel of Walkley winning and nominated journalists about how they’re pushing the boundaries to produce compelling stories.

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In this scholar talk, Dr Catie Gilchrist will discuss some of the materials held in the library’s collections that relate to life and death in colonial Sydney.

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Why/Why Not? Life in the Past Lane

Wednesday
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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This session is designed to introduce the audience to questions about why history is important to all our lives. We explore how ideas about the past are changing through the voices of two practitioners who work with history in very different settings. They will reflect on their own experience about the issues that have emerged in communicating history to different groups.

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Hwang Sok-Yong

Saturday
Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 2pm to 3pm
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Hwang Sok-Yong was born in 1943 and is arguably Korea’s most renowned author. In 1993, he was sentenced to seven years in prison for an unauthorised trip to the North to promote exchange between artists in North and South Korea. Five years later, he was released on a special pardon by the new president. Hwang will be discussing his life and work. Please note this conversation will include a translator.

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Strange Sydney

Thursday
Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Join us to explore the strange and unusual tales of Sydney and surrounds.

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