History Author Talk: River Dreams by Ian Tyrrell

Sat 20 Jul 2019 - Sat 20 Jul 2019

1 pm - 2.30 pm

Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra
669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Join Ian Tyrrell, author of River Dreams, and rediscover the people and landscape of the Cooks River.

This is a free event. A gold coin donation is required if you wish to attend an afternoon tea following the talk.
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Located in south-eastern Sydney, the Cooks River has long been renowned as Australia’s most altered and polluted river. While nineteenth century developers called it ‘improvement’, the sugar mill, tanneries and factories that lined its banks had drastic consequences for the health of the river. Local Aboriginal people became fringe dwellers, and over time the river became severely compromised, with many ecosystems damaged or destroyed. Later, a large section was turned into a concrete canal, and in the late 1940s the river was rerouted for the expansion of the Sydney Airport.

Join Ian Tyrrell, acclaimed author and academic, as he delivers a timely reminder of the need to tread cautiously in seeking to dominate, or ignore, our environment.

This is a joint talk held by the Randwick and District Historical Society and Randwick City Library.

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