Clare Wright, Daughters of Freedom

In Conversation

For the ten years from 1902, when Australia’s suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright’s epic new history tells the story of that victory—and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle—through the eyes of five remarkable players: the redoubtable Vida Goldstein, the flamboyant Nellie Martel, indomitable Dora Montefiore, daring Muriel Matters, and artist Dora Meeson Coates, who painted the controversial Australian banner carried in the British suffragettes’ monster marches of 1908 and 1911. Clare will discuss her work in conversation with Jennie from Sam Merrifield Library.

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Created by Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds

Event Details:

Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Time: 7PM to 8PM
Venue: Sam Merrifield Libary
Price: Free, bookings necessary.
Contact: Sam Merrifield Library at 03 8325 1950
RSVP: Monday, 29 April 2019
Special Notes: You can reserve your seat at http://bit.ly/libraryeventsmv. Please contact the Library with any special seating or access requests.

Mary Pershall - Gorgeous Girl

Meet the author

Award-winning author Mary Pershall’s memoir examines the decline of her daughter’s mental health, ensuing drug addiction and subsequent conviction for murder. Mary discusses how society can better support people with mental illness before tragedy occurs.

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Created by Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds

Event Details:

Date: Monday, 20 May 2019
Time: 7PM to 8PM
Venue: Sam Merrifield Libary
Price: Free, bookings necessary.
Contact: Sam Merrifield Library at 03 8325 1950
RSVP: Monday, 20 May 2019
Special Notes: You can reserve your seat at http://bit.ly/libraryeventsmv. Please contact the Library with any special seating or access requests.