A special event announcing the 2019 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award shortlist. This annual Award is a Waverley Council initiative celebrating excellence in research with a prize pool of $30,000.
About 7000 British youths arrived in Australia in the early twentieth century under the Dreadnought scheme of agricultural settlement. In this talk Ben will examine the different ways they were thought of.
How do individual and collective memories attach to cultural landscapes? In response to the History Week theme "Memory and Landscapes" two practitioners of public history and artistic interpretation reflect upon the significance of landscapes for our communities.
Come and join us at the Library for The B List, an exciting, new style of book club hosted by the award-winning author and avid reader, Bri Lee. After the talk, you will be invited into the our historic Friends Room to continue the conversation with your fellow readers! Join authors of fiction and non-fiction, humour, history, and biography.
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September 2019
BAD is bigger and better than ever this year. In three days at the State Library of New South Wales we discuss crime fact and crime fiction in new and fascinating ways.
Thirty years after the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child this panel asks how well does Australia do in meeting its obligations? The Convention established children’s rights to protection from exploitation and abuse, to be cared for, to have a home, and to have a say in decisions which affect them.
This special occasion forms part of the Australian Academy of the Humanities 50th anniversary program of events taking place across the country. These events acknowledge the vital role of the humanities in helping us understand our past, make sense of our present, and ensure a humanised future for all people.