"Elocution Lessons: A history of Australian speech and accent".
This lecture will look at Australian speech during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when the practice of elocution - the art of speech and eloquence - was at its peak. It will examine this phenomenon when the idea of 'Australian speech' was evolving, and being debated.
Presented by Joy Damousi, Professor of History and Head of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
When: Friday 5 September 2008, 6 for 6.30pm
Where: Government House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $50.00 general / $45.00 HCNSW, HHT members & concession
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History Council of NSW
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Royal Exchange NSW 1225
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