LUNCH HOUR TALK 21 JULY 2022

21 July Lunch Hour Talk Speakers: Meredith Burgmann & Nadia Wheatley Topic: Radicals In the exhilarating decade of the Sixties these two were arrested in campaigns against the Vietnam War and Apartheid, and in support of Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Liberation,...
Lunch Hour Talk 16 June 2022

Lunch Hour Talk 16 June 2022

16 June Lunch Hour Talk Speaker: Catherine Fisher Topic: Sound Citizens: Australian Women Broadcasters claim their voice, 1923-1956 In 1954 Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives, argued that radio had ‘created a bigger...
21 April 2022 Lunch Hour Talk

21 April 2022 Lunch Hour Talk

21 April Lunch Hour Talk Speaker: Dr Janet Ramsay  PSO Topic: Anne Jolliffe – First Australian Woman Animator Anne Jolliffe made her career in hand drawn animation. She was part of the pioneering animation industry in Australia and was the first Australian woman...
17 June Lunch Hour Talk

17 June Lunch Hour Talk

Speaker: Cathy Perkins Topic: A Writer’s Shelf Life Australian writer Zora Cross was considered a minor figure in literary history until biographer Cathy Perkins unearthed her story. From Cross’s 1917 poetry sensation Songs of Love and Life, to her novels,...
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...