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There are several events happening at the National Library this September. These events are all free to attend but bookings are essential. For more information, spokesperson details and to book, please visit the relevant event webpages included below.
- Thursday 1 September | 6pm to 8pm
- 2022 Seymour Biography Lecture: Jacqueline Kent
- Available for interview: Journalist, biographer, author and guest speaker, Jacqueline Kent who is available to speak about the links between biography and fiction. She can also speak about her latest book, Vida: A Woman for Our Time.
- Thursday 15 September | 12.30pm to 1.30pm
- Fabric of War: A Hidden History of the Global Wool Trade
- Available for interview: Independent scholar and 2022 National Library of Australia Fellowship recipient, Madelyn Shaw
- Wednesday 21 September | 6pm to 7pm
- Mabo Lecture: Dr Terri Janke
- Available for interview: Lawyer and author, Dr Terri Janke. The Mabo v Queensland (No. 2) decision was handed down in the High Court of Australia on 3 June 1992. ‘Mabo’—as it has come to be known—altered the foundation of land law in Australia. It provided official recognition of the inherent rights of Indigenous Australians to their traditional lands. Dr Janke will reflect on this impact of this decision 30 years on.
In mid-September we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NLA Publishing imprint. Spokepeople from the NLA include the Director-General Dr Marie-Louise Ayres; NLA Publisher, Lauren Smith and Kathryn Favelle, Director of Reader Services.
Mirelle O’Mara, Media Liaison, National Library of Australia
M: 0401 226 697