Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author Talks: David Hill "The Great Race"

Popular author David Hill who has written extensively about many key periods in Australian history will be Hurstville Library's next guest author. David's newest book  The Great Race: : The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia is an account of  the thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the coast of Australia. On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, the two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the fascinating story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia.
David Hill has had a remarkable career as chairman then managing director of the ABC, chairman of the Australian Football Association, chief executive director of the State Rail Authority NSW, chairman of Sydney Water Corporation and chairman of CREATE, a national organisation responsible for representing the interests of young people and children in institutional care.

  • The Gold Rush: the fever that forever changed Australia,
  • The Forgotten Children: Fairbridge Farm School and its betrayal of Australia's migrant children
  • 1788: the brutal truth of the First Fleet: the biggest single migration the world has ever seen.
Thursday 25 October @ 7pm
Hurstville Library
cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Bookings 9330 6142 or at Service Desk
Books available for sale & signing

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