Fishing has always been a significant part of Australian culture - from indigenous innovations and practices through to fishing for sport and recreation today.

Join the conversation as Anna Clark, author of The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia (and an avid fisher), and Dr Leigh Boucher, senior lecturer at Macquarie University, discuss the role of fishing throughout Australian history.

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. With Stuart Macintyre, she wrote the History Wars in 2003, which was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate. Anna's teaching interests range across Australian history and historiography, including contests over the past, oral history, history education, memory studies, and public history. 

Dr Leigh Boucher is an historian in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney. He teaches the history of war and peace, history on and of film, and feminist and queer theory. His research centres on representations of gender, sexuality and race in Australian political and cultural life.

You can also keep the conversation going with Anna Clark as she wades through the story of fishing in Australia in a blog post.