A panel of award-winning history buffs discuss the most bizarre and little-known stories they’ve uncovered throughout their work, and debate how these reflect on the real Australia. Anna Clark speaks with humourist
David Hunt, who presents a quirky side of history that’s absent from most chronicles, and Nick Brodie, a professional history nerd who writes erudite but accessible accounts of our nation’s past. This panel will upend the conventional wisdom of history books.
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Anna Clark (Australian)
Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology, Sydney. With Stuart Macintyre she wrote The History Wars in 2003, which was awarded the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Australian History and the Queensland Literary Award for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate.