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DIGITAL | Author’s Platform: Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley

Join authors Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatly in conversation with Melinda McNaughton from Wollondilly Library about their new book Radicals: Remembering the Sixties.

The Sixties – an era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film footage – marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and used them.

Fifty years on from that era, it is timely to consider the radicalisation of the generation who came of age in the 1960s — how our conversion to radical action came about, how it changed us, and how it changed the society in which we all live today.

Meredith Burgmann became radicalised at Sydney University in the sixties, when her ASIO file began. She was an academic at Macquarie University for 18 years, becoming president of the Academics Union. She was elected as a Labour MP and later president of the NSW Legislative Council. Her books include Dirty Secrets and Green Bans, Red Union (co-authored with her sister Verity Burgmann). 

Nadia Wheatley is an award-winning author and historian. She has written numerous works of fiction, history and biography including children’s book My Place, a biography of the writer Charmian Clift (2001) and a memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter (2018) which won the NIB award.

This event will be held online via Zoom. An online link will be sent out prior to the event.

Date & Time

Thursday 13 May 2021 / 1.00PM - 2.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free; registrations required.

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Last updated on 13 April 2021