Newsletter February 2021

Articles from the February newsletter include the Vagina Museum in London’s auction of artworks; a study of victimhood in the media by Elizabeth Baral and a wonderful Xmas party for Library volunteers where Christine Lees received life membership. Newsletters...
26 March Lunch Hour Talk

26 March Lunch Hour Talk

Speaker: Natalie Conyer Topic: Present Tense When South Africa moved from apartheid to majority rule, locally produced crime fiction became extremely popular. Why was this? What does crime fiction have to say about the new South Africa, and how does it deal with...
27 February lunch hour talk

27 February lunch hour talk

Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng A Long Way from No Go Indigenous writer Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng has written a moving and disturbing book about how she was dismissed from her role as a senior public servant during the Howard Government. She had blown the whistle on a false...
October 17 lunch hour talk

October 17 lunch hour talk

Speaker: Dr Michelle Arrow Topic: The Seventies: the personal, the political and the making of modern Australia. Date: Thursday 17 October The 1970s were a tumultuous period of economic and political upheaval, reflected in ‘It’s Time’, stagflation and the Dismissal....
DR SUE TAFFE

DR SUE TAFFE

Speaker: Dr Sue Taffe Topic: Letters From The Desert: Mary Montgomerie Bennett Date: 15 August 2019 An under-recognised path-breaker in the long, tortuous journey towards recognition of Indigenous Australians, Mary Montgomerie Bennett moved from London in 1927 to...
CLEO LYNCH

CLEO LYNCH

Topic: Careering into Corrections — from housewife to prison officer Date: Thursday 20 June 2019 Suburban housewife and mother Cleo Lynch, midway through an Arts degree majoring in Medieval English, experienced a life-changing event leading to a career in the NSW...