Australian Literature 101: Watkin Tench: A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay

Australian Literature 101: Watkin Tench: A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay

Who tells the story of a country? What story does a country’s national literature tell about its people and its identity? Is there such a thing as Australian literature at all? In the debut event of our Australian Literature 101 series, we begin to explore these questions through 1788: A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench. Host Ramona Koval is joined by Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams.

Who?

Portrait of Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor.  She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.

Portrait of Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre.

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