As advancements in technology allow us to revisit and revise our past, what is gained and what is lost? Nick Brodie’s 1787 counters the established narrative of Australian settlement, Tom Griffiths explores our changing understanding of Australian history in The Art of Time Travel and Mark McKenna’s From The Edge uncovers Australia’s forgotten stories. Join them in a discussion with Jürgen Tampke to gain a new perspective on the way we think about the past. 

Nick Brodie (Australian)

Nick Brodie

Nick Brodie is a 36-year-old professional history nerd. His books have been published to critical acclaim, including The Vandemonian War: The Secret History of Britain’s Tasmanian Invasion, 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia’s Beginnings, and Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation. With a doctorate in late medieval vagrancy and experience as a field archaeologist, Nick brings technical skill and fresh perspectives to Australian history-telling.

Jürgen Tampke (Australian)

JŸrgen Tampke was born 1944 in Brandenburg, Germany, and migrated to Australia in 1964. He graduated with first class honours at Macquarie University in 1971 and a PhD from the Australian University in 1975. JŸrgen occupied the position of associate professor at the School of History University of New South Wales. He is the author of numerous books on European and Australian history. His latest is book is Perfidious Distortion: the Peace Treaty of Versaille and the Success of the Nazis.