11am: Join author and The West Australian's weekly columnist Robert Drewe for The Seymour Biography Lecture at the State Library of WA.
12:30pm: Panel Session with Robert Drewe, Brett McCarthy (editor of The West Australian) and Gemma Tognini (board member Surf Lifesaving WA) - "How much does the beach influence the lives of West Australians?"
1.45pm: Robert Drewe joins The West Australian's cartoonist Dean Alston to draw and talk "The Passion of the Beach".
2.45pm: Bringing your Ancestor to Life. Robert Drewe and the audience will join the discussion with Family History subject specialists Leonie Hayes and Tricia Fairweather. Ideas, resources, places to look and details that will help put colour into the story of a life.
All Day and FREE - "Our Love Affair with the Beach" an extraordinary display of images that show how we have played and stayed at the beach across the decades and from sun-up to sun-down.
Ticket holders for The Seymour Lecture will have priority seating at the subsequent activities.