Join some of Australia's foremost historians for a symposium on scandals, crime and corruption in our history at the State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney on 9th Sept 2009, 9.30-5pm.
Kirsten McKenzie (University of Sydney)
‘A Swindler’s Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty’
Carol Liston (University of Western Sydney)
'A Problem with the Family - Scandal at the Female Factory, Parramatta'
Penny Russell (University of Sydney)
‘Cleaning up the Streets: Social Evils and Awful Australians’
Jonathan Walker (University of Sydney)
'The Hanged Man: The Life, Death and Afterlife of Antonio Foscarini, as told in Tarot Cards'
Ruth Balint (University of New South Wales)
‘The Somerton Man Mystery and the Unsolved Case of History’
Lisa Ford (University of New South Wales)
‘Scandal, Violence and Crime in Nineteenth-Century Settler Communities.’
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (University of Tasmania)
‘The Penal Station as Guantánamo Bay: The Case of Macquarie Harbour 1822-1833.’
Rebecca Jennings (Macquarie University)
‘Free Sandra Willson! From 1950s Lesbian Murderer to Prisoner Cell Block H’.
Kate Gleeson (Macquarie University)
‘Abortion and the Law in NSW’
Steven Angelides (Monash University)
'The Shame of Child Sexuality'
Barbara Baird (Flinders University)
‘The Resignation of Peter Hollingworth as Governor-General: Saving Children, Saving the Nation’
Cost: Free but bookings are essential.
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