Date(s) - 22 May 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
State Library of New South Wales
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Presented by State Library of New South Wales.
State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney
$20 / $15
Debauched, deprived and drunken was the common view about Sydney bohemians in the mid-nineteenth century. Dr Tony Moore will be in conversation with Elizabeth Farrelly discussing his book Dancing with Empty Pockets, a celebration of the traditions of Australian bohemians ranging from the life of the scandalous Marcus Clark in the 1870s to the mischievous Chaser Boys.
Dr Tony Moore is a writer, historian and academic. He has a PhD in Australian history from the University of Sydney and is a senior lecturer at and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Tony’s career has spanned political activism, documentary making at the ABC, journalism and book publishing. He is the author of the Barry McKenzie Movies, Death or Liberty and Dancing with Empty Pockets.
Dr Elizabeth Farrelly is a Sydney-based writer, author and consultant who writes a weekly opinion column for the Sydney Morning Herald and is a regular speaker and broadcaster on issues ranging from city planning to urban and feminist politics.
Elizabeth has written three books, dozens of books chapters and many hundreds of articles published in public and professional journals Europe, the UK, the US and Australasia.