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Blue Mountains Historical Society - Annual McLaughlin Address

Source: Blue Mountains Historical Society
Archived 20 Apr 2019 - Posted: 21 Feb 2019
Dr Grace Karskens
The Blue Mountains Historical Society’s Annual McLaughlin Address will be presented by Dr Grace Karskens.

Dr Grace Karskens BA MA PhD (Sydney) will speak on Searching for the Real Secret River: Journeys on Dyarubbin / The Hawkesbury.

Professor Karskens teaches history in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales. Her research areas include Australian colonial history, urban history, cross-cultural history and urban environmental history.

She is interested in promoting historical understandings and awareness to wide audiences and has served as a Trustee of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales and the Dictionary of Sydney.

Her books include Inside the Rocks: The Archaeology of a Neighbourhood and the multi-award winning The Rocks: life in early Sydney. Her latest book, The Colony: A History of Early Sydney won the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for non-fiction and was 2011 Best Book (2009-2010) (non-North American) for the Urban History Association (US).

Grace was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2010. At the moment she is completing her next book People of the River to be published by Allen & Unwin.

This address will highlight the work Grace has been doing along the Hawkesbury River.


Blue Mountains Historical Society’s Annual McLaughlin Address

Date:
Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time:
10.30am - Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available from 10.00am for a gold coin donation.

Venue:
Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217-219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls

 
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