My Father's Islands by Christobel Mattingley
Inspired by a 1637 painting of the Tasman family by Jacob Cuyp, My Father’s Islands is a fictional story about Abel Tasman’s search in the uncharted waters of the Pacific Ocean for new sources of riches for the Dutch East India Company in the 1640s, told through the voice of Claesgen, the explorer’s young daughter.
Join award-winning author, Christobel Mattingley, to hear more about the European discovery of parts of the Unknown South Land by the heroic Abel Janszoon Tasman.
In association with the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Centre for International Heritage Activities' symposium, 'Footprints as Stepping Stones'.
Thursday 1 November, 2.30 pm
Conference Room, free
Refreshments and book signing to follow
Bookings: (02) 6262 1424 or nla.gov.au/bookings