Writers Live - David Hill introduces The Fair and the Foul
30th Aug @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet David Hill when he introduces his new book The Fair and the Foul.
Sport in Australia is a national obsession and in this book David Hill recalls his encounters with the great and the good in Australian sport as well as some of its darker moments.
Bringing his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, David Hill vividly narrates its rise in Australia since the end of the nineteenth century to the golden age of the 1950s when Australia ruled the world in tennis, swimming and athletics.
He takes us through the shift in sport from relative innocence to its commercialisation and the uglier sides of a national obsession including the corruption, the drugs, the sexism and racism.
This book is a rivetting personal take on a subject that so many Australians follow fanatically.
You are invited to meet David Hill when he is our guest at 6.30pm on Wednesday August 30th, 2017.
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:
During his remarkable career, David Hill has been chairman then managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; chairman of the Australian Football Association; chief executive of the State Rail Authority; chariman of Sydney Water Corporation; and chairman of CREATE (an organisation representing Australian children in institutional care). He has also held a number of other executive appointments in the areas of sport, transport, broadcasting, fiscal management and city parks.
In 2006 he was awarded a Diploma of Arts with merit in classical archaeology from Sydney University. He is an honorary associate at the Sydney Unniversity departments of archaeology, classics and ancient history, and a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales.
Since 2011 he has been the manager of an archaeological study of the ancient Greek city of Troizen. He has for many years been a leading figure in the international campaign to have the Parthenon sculptures returned from the British Museum to Greece.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Wed, 30th Aug
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
+61 (0)2 9979 2112