Sat 15 Jun 2019 - Sat 15 Jun 2019
1 pm - 2.30 pm
- Lionel Bowen Library
- 669 -673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
Join Stephen Gapps as he discusses his latest book The Sydney Wars that tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Indigenous Australians during 18th and early 19th centuries around the greater Sydney region.
- This is a free event. A gold coin donation is required if you wish to attend an afternoon tea following the talk.
- More Information
- Enquiries: 9093 6400
Since 1980’s Henry Reynolds has provided strong evidence that generations of Australians have grown up with a distorted and idealised version of the colonisation of Australia and the resistance of Indigenous people. Stephen Gapps will interrogate several examples of conflicts in the Sydney Region, and address the seminal question asked by Henry Reynolds more than 20 years ago: “Why weren’t we told?”
Dr Gapps is an award winning author and curator the National Maritime Museum. In 2017, he was awarded the State Library of NSW Merewether Fellowship for The Sydney Wars.
This is a joint talk held by the Randwick and District Historical Society and Randwick City Library.
Terms and conditions:
- Your attendance at events supported by Randwick City Council may be digitally recorded through photographs and/or video recordings. Images may be used for promotional purposes on council's websites, publications, social media or by newspapers. By attending this session you agree to these terms. If you do not wish your image (or the image of your child) to be published, please notify staff before the event.
- Bookings are essential and spaces are limited.
- If you are unable to attend please cancel your tickets as soon as possible. This will enable others to participate in the event.
- Due to the safety and enjoyment of participants, we are unable to admit latecomers to the room after the start time.
- Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow the event to run on time.
- Patrons who fail to comply with the Terms and Conditions set out above will have their tickets cancelled.