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Be part of Sydney Writers’ Festival, screened for free at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.
Friday 30 April, 2021:
Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Biden’s America
Are You There, Sydney? It’s Me, Judy Blume
But Not Forgotten
The Larrikin Lie
Saturday 1 May, 2021:
Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Opposition and Dissent
Isabel Wilkerson: Caste – The Lies That Divide Us
Sarah Krasnostein & Helen Garner
Richard Flanagan & Laura Tingle
Sunday 2 May, 2021:
Barrie Cassidy & Friends: The Canberra Bubble
George Miller: Beyond Thunderdome
Jan Fran & Judith Lucy
Great Adaptations: Margaret and David Return
Friday, 30 April 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
In-conversation with Heritage Centre Manager, Mark Beasley.
A compelling story about tenacity and friendship, inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia's top-secret Central Bureau in WWII. An Australian Heritage Festival event.
1943, Brisbane: The war continues to devastate and the battle for the Pacific threatens Australian shores. For Ellie O’Sullivan, helping the war effort means utilising her engineering skills for Qantas as they evacuate civilians and deliver supplies to armed forces overseas. Her exceptional logic and integrity attract the attention of the Central Bureau-an intelligence organisation working with England’s Bletchley Park codebreakers. But joining the Central Bureau means signing a lifetime secrecy contract. Breaking it is treason. As Ellie struggles with the magnitude of the promise she’s made to her country, a wedge grows between her and those she holds dear. When the man she loves asks questions she’s forbidden to answer, how will she prevent the double life she’s leading from unravelling?
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An Australian Heritage Festival event.
Two courageous, tough and influential women, and a friendship that helped shape colonial Australia.
The story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.
One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent buildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur, a dangerous enemy of the establishment, who is herself credited with creating Australia's wool industry.
Moving in the same social circles and embroiled in the same politics, gradually the two women found common ground and supported each other through the difficulties of colonial life.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Regional Libraries is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Schernickau as its new CEO.
Plans are well underway for Colac Otway Shire libraries to join the Geelong Regional Library Corporation as its fifth Member Council.