Australian Bohemians on the screen and on the page

The Making Public Histories Seminar Series returns in 2013. Kick-starting this year’s programme is Australian Bohemians on the screen and on the page.

Tony Moore will discuss the evolution of his long term Australian cultural history project, from ABC TV documentary to PhD to his 2012 book, Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians. He will examine the trials, tribulations and pleasures of documentary-making in the 1990s and 2000s, and the challenges of writing for different audiences and popularising Australian history.

Dr Tony MooreDr Tony Moore is an historian and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies. Tony’s career has spanned documentary making at the ABC, journalism and book publishing. He was the recipient of a NSW History Fellowship (2007) and author of two other books: Death or Liberty: Radicals and Rebels Transported to Australia 1788-1868 (2010) and The Barry McKenzie Movies (2005). Tony is a board member of the Australian Society of Authors and was a 2012 Honorary Creative Fellow at the SLV, where he wrote a documentary treatment on Melbourne’s nineteenth century novelist and journalist Marcus Clarke. 



Thursday 21 March 2013, 5:30pm – 7:00pm