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Rose Ellis In Conversation

Fri 15 March at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
Join us for this special ‘in conversation’ event with writer, editor and researcher Rose Ellis to discuss her biography detailing the life of the colourful character, Bee Miles.
Bookings Essential: 6333 6281.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.
About the book
Bee Miles was a truly larger-than-life character. Famous for being outrageous in public or, as she said, living ‘recklessly’, she shocked and intrigued cities and towns across Australia. But she was no ordinary wanderer.
Born into a wealthy family, Bee moved in Sydney’s literary and artistic circles in the 1920s and 1930s before she took up residence on the streets. A consummate performer and a perceptive critic, she caught the public’s imagination with her spectacular acts of defiance, emerging majestically from the surf with a knife strapped to each thigh, stopping a country train in its tracks, hitchhiking across remote Australia and drawing large city crowds with her Shakespeare recitations. She was once even voted more famous than the Prime Minister. She was also repeatedly incarcerated in prisons, confined to mental hospitals and treated brutally by a succession of authority figures, starting with her father.
Bee constantly defied conventional expectations of female behaviour. The public found her captivating and fragments of her story have been told again and again in many forms. Until now, no-one has uncovered the real story behind the colourful legend. This first full biography offers a fascinating glimpse into a dark side of Australia’s history.

Details

Date:
Fri 15 March
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://library.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/Home

Organizer

Bathurst Library

Other

Local government area
Bathurst Region
Artforms
Literature
Source
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
library@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Venue

Bathurst Library
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Phone
(02) 6333 6281
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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