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Frank Bongiorno – Dreamers and Schemers

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Saturday, 10th June is the second event of our main season and features renowned historian Frank Bongiorno presenting a social and cultural history of Australia’s political life, from pre-settlement Indigenous systems to the present day.

In his book Dreamers and Schemers "Bongiorno depicts a wonderful parade of dreamers and schemers, surveys moments of political renewal and sheds fresh light on our democratic life. From local pubs and meeting halls to the parliament and cabinet; from pamphleteers and stump orators to party agents and operatives – this enthralling account looks at the political insiders in the halls of power, as well as the agitators and outsiders who sought to shape the nation from the margins."

All talks will be held in the Blackheath Public School Hall in Leichhardt St, Blackheath, NSW. 

Talks start at 4 pm, doors open 3.30 pm for our famous afternoon tea, selling coffee, tea and cake.
Entry: $10 waged $5 unwaged

Online bookings preferred but a limited number of tickets are available at the door. 
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.
Payment can be made at the door or you can book in advance online.

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