Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.
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Author Talk – Grace Karskens
Tue September 22 at 6:30 pm
Grace Karskens in Conversation with Jen Barry from Books Plus
A free online zoom event hosted by Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Event
Grace Karskens, the multi-award-winning author of The Colony, in-conversation about her new work People of The River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia.
People of The River is the story of Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, where the two early Australia’s – ancient and modern – first collided. People of the River journeys into the lost worlds of the Aboriginal people and the settlers of Dyarubbin, both complex worlds with ancient roots.
The Aboriginal people had occupied Dyarubbin for at least 50,000 years. Their history, culture and spirituality were inseparable from this river Country. Colonisation kicked off a slow and cumulative process of violence, theft of Aboriginal children and ongoing annexation of the river lands. Yet despite that sorry history, Dyarubbin’s Aboriginal people managed to remain on their Country, and they still live on the river today. The Hawkesbury-Nepean was the crucible of the colony, and the nation that followed.
A ZOOM link will be sent to all attendees the day before the event.
About Grace Karskens:
Grace Karskens is author of The Colony, winner of the 2010 Prime Minister’s Non-fiction Award, and of The Rocks, winner of the 1998 NSW Premier’s History Award. She is Professor of History at the University of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
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