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Book Launch: Anita Heiss

Tue 13 August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join award-winning Wiradyuri author Anita Heiss and Dinawan Uncle Bill Allan in celebrating the launch of Dirrayawadha: Rise up – a historical novel about resistance, resilience and love during the Bathurst frontier wars.

This book launch is part of Dhuluny (dhu-loin); a series of events commemorating the 200-year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on 14 August 1824 and the surrounding frontier violence.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

Note: this event is 10:30am arrival for 11am start.

Bookings essential, phone 6333 6281.

About the book

Dirrayawadha: Rise Up is a groundbreaking historical novel that shows resistance leader Windradyne as the remarkable figure he was and surrounds him with fascinating figures otherwise lost to history. With irresistible imagination and verve, as well as a deep desire for truth telling, Anita Heiss’s novels are re-peopling our past.

About the author

Dr Anita Heiss AM is an internationally published, award-winning author of 23 books; non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction and children’s novels. She is a proud member of the Wiradyuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation, and Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland. Anita is also the Publisher at Large of Bundyi, an imprint of Simon & Schuster cultivating First Nations talent, and a board member of the National Justice Project and Circa Contemporary Circus. As an artist in residence at La Boite Theatre, she adapted her novel Tiddas for the stage. It premiered at the 2022 Brisbane Festival and was produced by Belvoir St for the Sydney Festival in 2024.

Details

Date:
Tue 13 August
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://library.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/Whats-On

Organizer

Bathurst Library

Other

Local government area
Bathurst Region
Artforms
Literature, Aboriginal culture
Source
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
6333 6281
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BathurstLibrary

Venue

Bathurst Library
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Phone
(02) 6333 6281
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