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Format: 23/10/2018
Format: 23/10/2018

Curator's Choice: Best Dressed

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 6pm to 7:30pm
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Join us for an exclusive evening with fashion historian, Margot Riley, looking at portraits in the collection for clues on how Australians have looked and dressed over time.

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Holtermann negative photo

Conservator Talk: A big negative

Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 2pm to 3pm
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In 1875, some of the world’s largest ever wet-plate glass negatives were made in Sydney by photographer Charles Bayliss for Bernard Holtermann. In 1982, one of the plates broke into hundreds of pieces.

 

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A couple sit beside a librarian, pointing to a computer screen

For the first-time user. Come along and ask us your questions.

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Turmoil: Records From the Brink book cover

Author Talk: Robyn Williams

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Robyn Williams, presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio, reveals all in Turmoil, a searingly honest and often blackly funny reflection on his life, friends, the people he loves and loathes, and a multi-faceted career that includes over forty years on radio.

 

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Photo of Linda Littlejohn

Scholar Talk: Linda Littlejohn

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 - 11am to 12pm
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Dr James Keating will discuss the life of Linda Littlejohn, the Sydney journalist once described as ‘Australia’s leading feminist’, to illuminate interwar feminisms in Australia and beyond.

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A seminar dedicated to the challenges of self-digitising your family history documents: including letters, diaries and photographs. 

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Will Dyson book cover

Author Talk: Ross McMullin

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Will Dyson struggled to find a niche in his homeland despite his conspicuous talent as an artist and writer, but when he ventured overseas he became a stunning overnight success as a cartoonist. Join Ross McMullin for this illustrated lecture on Dyson's life and times.

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