Living Library – Book: Tanya

Living Library – Book: Tanya

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    Seminar room 218, Level 2, Fisher Library - The University of Sydney Library

    Eastern Avenue

    Camperdown, NSW 2006


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    Just like any normal library, books will be available to borrow, engage with and learn from. Except the Books, in this instance, will be real people with a unique personal experience or perspective that they will generously share with Readers.

    Find out more about the Books in this Living Library.

    To secure your place, please Select a date and Register (button on the right hand side) for an available session.


    Book: Tanya

    Title: Who would have thought?

    Summary: A young Aboriginal woman traces her challenging path from a remote NSW mining town to working life in a leading university in major city.

    Photo of Tanya Griffiths

    A small town girl living in a big-city world. How did I get here?

    Childhood memories of growing up in a small mining town in far western NSW, where the majority of the residents were non-Indigenous people, and the challenges an Aboriginal family faced every day just to live, work, survive and put food on the table.

    Then there is schooling, work, life and the path to work at one of the most prestigious universities in Australia, the University of Sydney.


    Available sessions for Tanya:

    • Monday 27 March 2017
    • Tuesday 4 April 2017
    • Wednesday 12 April 2017