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Billy Griffiths

Sharing and Ancient Past: Billy Griffiths author talk

Long Way from No Go is a breathlessly honest memoir of, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wuilli Traditional Custodian from Central Queensland in Australia, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. In particular, it may serve of interest to childhood trauma victims, to Australian political and history buffs, and to the Catholic Church that harboured and turned a blind eye to paedophile priests amidst their ranks. This book is written with journalist and author Julie Szego who is captivated and captivates us with this extraordinary Australian whose irrepressible, playful wicked humour leaps off the pages, even as we glimpse the personal and communal pain and despair at times in a life that sweeps across the breadth of the land and its history.

Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths is a passionate investigation of a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia. It explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and belonging. It is about a slow shift in national consciousness: the deep time dreaming that has changed the way many of us relate to this continent and its enduring, dynamic human history. Winner, 2018 John Mulvaney Book Award, Winner, 2019 Ernest Scott Prize, Winner, Book of the Year at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Winner, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction at the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary

Date:   Monday 22 July

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Earthbound Bolton Café, 266 Bolton St, Eltham

Price:   $45.00 includes a copy of one of the books and delectable finger food

Jess Hill

Jess Hill in conversation

Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question: why didn’t she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it? Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience – abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence – not in generations to come, but today. Combining forensic research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do radically rethinks how to confront the national crisis of fear and abuse in our homes.

Date:   Tuesday 23 July

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Price:   $12/$9/gleeclub free

Hugh White

Australia's Sphere of Influence - Hugh White and Sean Dorney in conversation

Join Australian Foreign Affairs and Griffith Asia Institute for an important discussion of Australia's changing role in the Pacific. Professor of Strategic Studies at the ANU, Hugh White, and Walkley award-winning, former Papua New Guinea correspondent, Sean Dorney will tackle the complex security challenges facing nations in the southern Pacific and look at whether Australia will need new approaches to secure its relations and interests. The conversation will be moderated by Griffith Asia Institute Director Professor Caitlin Byrne.

Date:   Thursday 25 July

Time:   2:45pm

Venue: Room 2.04, QCA Lecture Theatre, Building S05 Queensland College Of Art Griffith University South Bank campus 226 Grey st South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Price:   This is a free event

Hugh White

Hugh White and Sean Dorney in conversation

Join Australian Foreign Affairs and Griffith Asia Institute for an important discussion of Australia's changing role in the Pacific. Professor of Strategic Studies at the ANU, Hugh White, and Walkley award-winning, former Papua New Guinea correspondent, Sean Dorney will tackle the complex security challenges facing nations in the southern Pacific and look at whether Australia will need new approaches to secure its relations and interests. The conversation will be moderated by Griffith Asia Institute Director Professor Caitlin Byrne.

Date:   Thursday 25 July

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Room 2.04, QCA Lecture Theatre, Building S05, Queensland College Of Art, Griffith University South Bank campus, 226 Grey Strret, South Brisbane, Queensland

Price:   This is a free event