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The Wheatsheaf Hotel

39 George Street

Thebarton, SA 5031

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On June 23rd, Ianto Ware will join us in conversation at the Wheatsheaf Hotel to celebrate his mother's unconformist life.

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At the age of twenty-four, Dimity Ware received a kidney transplant. Her doctors told her she could never have children and would probably die in her thirties. In response, she announced her lesbianism, left her husband, and gave birth to a son.

After his mother's death, Ianto Ware revisits his childhood in suburban Adelaide, where his mother — single parent, lesbian feminist, and ardent socialist — waged a four-decade war on her conservative neighbourhood, primarily through the medium of gardening.

Driven by humour, insight, and love, Mother & I is part family memoir, part history of working class life, and part homage to suburban eccentricity.

On June 23rd, Ianto will join us in conversation to celebrate the force of character that defies conformity and the love that prevails against bigotry.

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39 George Street

Thebarton, SA 5031

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