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 Aphra Behn (1640–1689), The Histories and Novels of the Late Ingenious Mrs Behn (detail), 1696,
13 Mar 2019   Podcast

Australian Evidence of Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn, the first professional female writer in English, was a successful London playwright in the

Bob Givens, Portrait of Marie Coleman, 6 August 2005 (detail),
12 Mar 2019   Podcast

Canberra Day Oration with Marie Coleman (AO)

Feminist, social activist, public servant and journalist, Marie Coleman was the first woman to head an

Judy Horacek, 2001, The unjolly swagman, [2], nla.obj-148725554
7 Mar 2019   Podcast

Don't Stop Laughing, this is Serious! with Judy Horacek

Cartoonist and former Canberra resident Judy Horacek gives her perspective on the Library's cartoon exhibition, Inked

Still from the previous NLA Beauty Rich and Rare Exhibition
19 Feb 2019   Podcast

Panel: Digital Storytelling

How do we use new and emerging technologies to change the way we tell stories? Listen

Frank Hurley (1885–1962), Infantry Moving Forward to Take up Front Line Positions at Evening, Their Images Reflected in a Rain-filled Crater at Hooge, October 1917 (detail),
18 Feb 2019   Podcast

On War: Fighting the Kaiserreich

Author Bruce Gaunson discusses his third book, Fighting the Kaiserriech: Australia’s Epic within the Great War

Frank Hurley (1885-1962), Frank Hurley and Maslyn Williams looking out over the Kidron Valley towards Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Palestine, 1940? [picture], nla.obj-151339245
13 Feb 2019   Podcast

Hurley in the Middle East

The lifelong adventurer and famous photographer Frank Hurley travelled around the Middle East and North Africa

Ginger Gorman
12 Feb 2019   Podcast

Troll Hunting with Ginger Gorman

Ginger Gorman is a fearless and multi award-winning social justice journalist. She has an innate ability

HM Bark Endeavour model 1967–70, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 00009219
19 Jan 2019   Podcast

The Search for the Endeavour

The recent re-discovery of Captain Cook’s ship HMB Endeavour, a joint project between RIMP and the

John Cleveley (c.1745-1786), Discovery and Resolution at an Island in the Pacific, 1777, 1780's,
19 Jan 2019   Podcast

Indigenous Seafarers

Victor Briggs takes us on a navigational journey via the stars, sharing the essence of the

Dr Joy McCann
19 Jan 2019   Podcast

The Southern Ocean

Dr Joy McCann reveals some of the secrets of the Southern Ocean, drawing from sea captains’

Thomas Luny (1759–1837), The Bark, Earl of Pembroke, later Endeavour, Leaving Whitby harbour in 1768 c. 1790,
15 Dec 2018   Podcast

Whitby in the Time of Cook

In the mid-18th Century, Whitby was a booming industrial town, a centre of shipbuilding and a

Bruce Pascoe, image courtesy Linsey Rendell
28 Nov 2018   Podcast

Mother Earth with Bruce Pascoe

Award-winning author Bruce Pascoe delivers a call to care for our earth through agriculture. As detailed

A Family Standing Outside a Tin Shack Called Wiloma during the Great Depression, New South Wales. c. 1932 (detail),, courtesy Fairfax Syndication
21 Nov 2018   Podcast

Wageless Life in Great Depression

It is frequently contended that present-day working conditions and wagelessness are analogous to those experienced during

Annabel Crabb, image courtesy Rob Palmer
18 Nov 2018   Podcast

Author Talk with Annabel Crabb

Lish Fejer chats with Annabel Crabb about her new book Special Guest over afternoon tea. Co-written

14 Nov 2018   Podcast

Bartholomew's Australia

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Edinburgh-based mapmaking firm of John Bartholomew &

Richard Fidler
14 Nov 2018   Podcast

2018 Seymour Biography Lecture

Richard Fidler presents the 2018 Seymour Biography Lecture Telling and Writing the Story, outlining some of

Ellis - Inland View of Oitapeeah Bay
13 Nov 2018   Podcast

Looking at Cook

Dr Susannah Helman gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of the exhibition, Cook and the

Markus Zusak, image courtesy Hugh Stewart
12 Nov 2018   Podcast

Author Talk with Markus Zusack

Markus Zusak, internationally best-selling author of The Book Thief, makes his long-awaited return with a profoundly