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History, mystery, murder and mayhem - Toronto Library

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5 Pemell St

Toronto, NSW 2283

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Enjoy an afternoon with four Australian authors. Discover their fascinating books and stories of history, mystery, murder and mayhem.

Carol Baxter discusses The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: an Australian's true story of adventure, danger, romance and murder - the remarkable true story of a beguiling Melbourne housewife who in the 1920s seeks international fame, fortune and adventure as an aviator and finds herself as the central figure in a sensational American murder trial.

The story of a self-proclaimed stage mesmerist who hustled his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886 is told in Charlatan: the dishonest life and dishonured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr stage mesmerist.
Join Catherine Jinks as she delves deep into the chequered past of this fascinating character, including a court case about a very questionable encounter with a local married woman.

Meg Keneally discusses how she wrote The Monsarrat series with Tom Keneally, placing fictional events and characters within historical place and times, with local writer and editor, Dael Allison.

Terry Smyth introduces you to the Australians who made American history in hihs new release - Australian Desperadoes: the incredible story of how Australian gangsters terrorised California. In the roaring days of the 1850s California Gold Rush, San Francisco was the most dangerous town in America, made so by a notorious criminal gang known as the Sydney Coves.

Doors open at 12 noon and your ticket includes a delicious light lunch and refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

A History Illuminated event presented by Lake Mac Libraries and Hunter Writers Centre.

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