Dr Meg Foster - Crossing Bushrangers: hidden stories from Australia's colonial past
Bushrangers are Australian legends. Ned Kelly and his bushranging brothers are potent symbols of our nation, but this sense of familiarity can conceal more than it reveals about our past.
In this talk, award-winning historian Dr Meg Foster will introduce you to the 'boundary crossers', the bushrangers who weren't white men, and whose fascinating stories were scrubbed from our national consciousness because they didn't fit the mould. This talk will uncover voices that were hidden from history, and reveal that there is far more to bushranging than immediately meets the eye.
Dr Meg Foster is an award-winning historian and research fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her first book, Boundary Crossers: the hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers, was published by NewSouth.
When: Saturday 9th September at 3:30pm-6pm
Where: Blackheath Public School Hall, Leichhardt St, Blackheath, NSW
Image credit: All images supplied, 1) Samuel Calvert, 'Death of Thunderbolt, the Bushranger, 1870', State Library of Victoria, IAN18/06/70/116.
Entry: $10 waged $5 unwaged
We accept card and cash payments.
Afternoon tea: cash payments are appreciated at the afternoon tea table, but you can also buy cake vouchers ($3 each) and coffee/tea vouchers ($3 each) along with your entry at the door when you arrive.