Writers Live - Anna Clark introduces The Catch
12th Oct @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Anna Clark when she introduces her new book The Catch - The Story of Fishing in Australia.
In every Australian coastal town, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp and, in garages around the country, fishing rods await their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot and from generation to generation, families pass on tips and exchange fishy tales of amazing catches and near misses. Now the rich history of Australian fishing has been told.
In her new book avid fisher Anna Clark celebrates the enduring pleasure of fishing and gives a unique insight into its history from the first known accounts of indigenous fishing and early European encounters with Australia's waters, the the latest fishing trends; from the introduction of trout and fly-fishing to the challenges of balancing the needs of commercial and recreational fishers.
Join us at 6.30pm on Thursday October 12th when Anna Clark introduces her new book.
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply) or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About the author:
Dr. Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology in Sydney. In 2003, she was awarded the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier's Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate for The History Wars, co-authored with Stuart Macintyre. Her most recent publication is Private Lives, Public History (2016). The Catch, her seventh book, is a perfect marriage between her love of fishing and her passion for Australian history.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 12th Oct
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
+61 (0)2 9979 2112