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Marcus Clarke

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Iconic Australian literature doesn’t come much more iconic than For the Term of His Natural Life, the quintessential convict tale. We remember its author: journalist, poet and novelist Marcus Clarke, and reflect on the urban bohemian writer in all his glory, and the historical impulses behind Australia’s definitive ‘ripping yarn’.

Featuring

Tony Moore

Dr Tony Moore is a writer, historian, academic and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Tony’s career has spanned political activism, documentary production for the ABC, journalism and book publishing. Tony is writing a history of Australian bohemians to be pu... Read more

Robyn Annear

Best known for her books Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne and A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne, Robyn Annear is also the author of an unpublishable novel set in the city in 1893.

Des Cowley

Des Cowley is the Rare Printed Collections Manager at the State Library of Victoria, and has more than twenty years experience working with rare books. Des was a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 1998, 1999, 2003 and 2010. He is the book reviewer for music magazine Rhythms. He p... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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