October Lunch Hour Talk

October 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...
ANNE BENJAMIN

ANNE BENJAMIN

Topic: Saffron and Silk –  An Australian in India Date: Thursday 21 March 2019 Anne Benjamin’s book opens with a wedding between unlikely lovers: an Indian-born development worker and a Catholic academic from Sydney who left the predictability of life in...
Nadia Wheatley

Nadia Wheatley

Topic: Her Mother’s Daughter Date: Thursday 21 February 2019 Growing up in 1950s Australia, Nadia Wheatley had a sense of the great divide between her parents. She was to become a player in a deadly contest, dating back to their lives in Germany on the frontline of...