From LGBTI bushrangers to early stories of travel and conquest, learn something new with this panel of history buffs led by Mark McKenna. David Hunt (True Girt) highlights the humour in Australian history, while Jürgen Tampke (A Perfidious Distortion of History) addresses misinformation about WWII. Nick Brodie (1787) offers an alternative take on Australian settlement, and Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu) argues that we must take a new look at Australia’s past. 

This event will be Auslan interpreted. The National Relay Service is available to assist with phone bookings. Call SWF Box Office on (02) 9256 4200 or email ticketing@swf.org.au to book access tickets. 

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.