$45 – $85

Sundays Bloody Sundays

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Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar

Level 1, Crown Metropol Hotel

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (Entrance near Clarendon Street)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Sundays Bloody Sundays: Reliving a Wild Moment in Australian Journalism

On 20 August 1989 three new newspapers landed on the streets and doorsteps of Melbourne – The Sunday Herald, The Sunday Age and The Sunday Sun – and the city’s sleepy weekends would never be the same again.

The Sunday war between Rupert Murdoch and his Fairfax rivals was one of the most frenetic moments in Australian newspaper history – a time of big budgets, bigger egos and a poaching free-for-all. But within a couple of years only one of the Sundays survived as a stand-alone paper, scores of journalists were unemployed and the inexorable decline of print was under way.

Thirty years on, join us over a long lunch to relive the highs and ponder the lows of an extraordinary era, including a panel discussion and Q&A with:

  • Bruce Guthrie – founding deputy editor of The Sunday Age

  • Chris de Kretser – founding editor of The Sunday Sun

  • Steve Foley – founding deputy editor of The Sunday Herald

  • Louise Graham – former picture editor of The Sunday Age and the Sunday Herald Magazine

Places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Date & Time
Friday 23 August 2019, 12:30 to 2:30pm

Venue
Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar
Level 1, Crown Metropol Hotel
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Cost
$65 MPC members; $85 non-members; $45 students
Includes two courses and a drink
(All prices are GST inclusive)

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Are Melbourne Press Club events exclusively for members?

Anyone can attend Melbourne Press Club lunches, though if you are not a financial member please choose the non-member option when registering.

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How do I inform the venue about dietary requirements?

You can let us know of any dietary requirements by filling out the relevant question in the online registration form.

Where is Mr. Hive?

Mr Hive is located on the first floor of the Crown Metropol Hotel. The address is 8 Whiteman Street, and the nearest outdoor entrance is at the corner of Whiteman Street and Clarendon Street.

What is the Melbourne Press Club's refund policy?

Bookings for Melbourne Press Club events can be cancelled and refunded up to 7 days prior to an event.

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Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar

Level 1, Crown Metropol Hotel

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank (Entrance near Clarendon Street)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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