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Australian Gypsies: Their Secret History with Mandy Sayer

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Woollahra Library at Double Bay

451 New South Head Rd

Double Bay, NSW 2028

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Join award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer to hear from her vivid and wide-ranging history of the Australian Gypsies, from their roots in the Romani culture, the first Gypsy people to arrive in Australia (including James Squire, the colony’s first brewer) through to Gypsy families today, who share the stories of their ancestors and their lives.

Since the arrival of the First Fleet there have been Gypsies in Australia, yet their experiences have never been included in any official histories. With her unconventional, nomadic early life, Mandy Sayer has a unique insight into the lives of the people she meets, and a strong sense of the importance of their history. Given their blessing to tell their stories, Sayer also demolishes some longstanding but baseless myths along the way.



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