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Talking History with Robyn Annear


Tuesday November 03, 2020


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Join Robyn Annear for her talk 'Words That Burn' on 3 November at 5.30pm for a live presentation followed by a Q&A session.

In 1850s Australia, phonography – or shorthand – wasn’t just a fast method of writing but was seen as a vehicle for democracy and internationalism. It was a vehicle too for the vision of Harriet Clisby (1830-1931). Beginning in Melbourne as a phonographer and writer, then as a physician and social reformer in the USA, England and Europe, Clisby was an advocate for the rights of women – especially the right to meaningful work.

Robyn Annear writes about history. Her first book was ‘Bearbrass’ and her latest is ‘Nothing New: A history of second-hand’. In her podcast, ‘Nothing on TV’, Robyn ransacks Trove Newspapers to present stories from a time when there was, literally, nothing on TV.

Talking History @ Eureka is a forum for the sharing of research into the history of the Ballarat region, with a focus on the colonial period. Talks are held monthly from March to November on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm.

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