Author event: Radicals with Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley




Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Watch this special author event online from home or join us to watch at a selected branch location.

About this Event

Meredith Burgess and Nadia Wheatley will be in conversation with Melinda McNaughton from Wollondilly Library Service discussing 'Radicals: Remembering the Sixties' with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

The Sixties – an era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film footage – marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and used them.

While the initial trigger for protest was opposition to the Vietnam War, this anger quickly escalated to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation, Apartheid, Student Power and ‘workers’ control’.

In Radicals some of the people doing the changing – including David Marr, Margret Road Knight, Gary Foley, Jozefa Sobski and Geoffrey Robertson – reflect on how the decade changed them and Australian society forever.

This event will be hosted online via Zoom. You can select to watch the event from home on your own device or join us in one of the listed branches to watch in the library.

Viewing options:

  • Watch from home with your own device (we will send you the link)
  • Watch in the library on our big screen at Erina Library
  • Watch in the library on our big screen at Gosford Library
  • Watch in the library on our big screen at Lake Haven Library

Numbers are limited for this free virtual event and bookings are essential.

Book your place by clicking on the 'Book now' button, phoning 4304 7500 or asking in any library branch. Remember to select your preferred viewing location ticket.


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Last updated : Tue 13 Apr 2021