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Radicals – Remembering the Sixties will make you feel like you were there, whether or not you really were.

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Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley in conversation with Claire Halliday about their new book, Radicals: Remembering the sixties.

The Sixties – an era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film footage – marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and used them. While the initial trigger for protest was opposition to the Vietnam War, this anger quickly escalated to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation, Apartheid, student power and ‘workers’ control’.

In Radicals, authors Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley capture some of the people doing the changing and reflect on how the decade changed them and Australian society forever.

Dr Meredith Burgmann is a writer and academic. She was president of the NSW Legislative Council for eight years and has written three books.

Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer whose work includes picture books, novels, biography and history.

Claire Halliday is a freelance writer whose work has appeared regularly in Australian newspapers and magazines for over a decade.

This event is presented via Zoom. To join you will need an internet-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone. The Zoom meeting ID will be sent to the email address you registered with one hour before the start of the session.

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Stonnington Library + Information Service provide a wide range of services to people who live, work and visit the City of Stonnington. We also present a range of free and low cost programs and events to support and enhance the literacy, learning and lifestyle needs of our communities. Individuals of all ages and abilities can come together to connect with and learn from writers, artists, thought leaders, industry experts and each other about literature, history, technology, creating and upskilling.  

 

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