History SA presents a special Talking History event:
Out of the Ivory Tower: ways of telling history
Historians Dr Nick Brodie and Dr Kiera Lindsey have found popular success with their recent publications. Discover their secrets in a special Talking History event.
Nick’s recent publication 1787: the lost chapters of Australia's beginnings challenges our national understanding of the ‘discovery’ of the continent. His previous book, Kin: a real people's history of our nation, used his own family tree to explore varied threads of Australian history.
Kiera’s compelling tale, The Convict’s Daughter: the scandal that shocked a colony, also recounts a meticulously researched story from the author’s own family.
Join us, as these two rising stars of Australian history share something of their approach to writing.
Admission is FREE - but registrations required. 5.30pm for 6pm start. Parking available onsite (entrance off Victoria Drive).
Dr Nick Brodie
Nick lives in Hobart and is a self-confessed history nerd and archaeologist. As well as academic papers, he has published two acclaimed books on Australian history and appeared on ABC radio and television.
Dr Kiera Lindsey
Kiera lives in Adelaide and teaches history at UniSA, has been a regular on radio and in print. She is currently working on a series with Foxtel’s History Channel. She has also published a regular column in The Adelaide Review and was the winner of the inaugural Greg Dening Memorial Prize.
Presented with the assistance of publishers Allen and Unwin and Hardie Grant
Guests are also invited to view the RSL’s Centenary Art Exhibition, Ripples of Reflection which will be on display in the Drill Hall.