A very special event …

We are very excited about Bob Brown and Paul Thomas’ forthcoming book, Green Nomads: Wild Places. In celebration of the release, we are very pleased to host an evening with Bob and Paul at the Dechaineaux Theatre. The authors will present a slideshow and an informal talk, and will be available for book signings — and of course the books will be available for sale on the night!

The perfect companion to their previous book together, Green Nomads (which recorded their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia), Green Nomads: Wild Places continues to remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world.

Bob Brown was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996. His resignation as leader of the Australian Greens in 2012 marked his Senate retirement. Bob was involved in establishing the Wilderness Society (1976), Bush Heritage Australia (1990), the Australian Greens (1992) and the Bob Brown Foundation (2012). The foundation (www.bobbrown.org.au) promotes action for Earth’s environment, including Tasmania’s wild and threatened Tarkine wilderness. His books include Lake Pedder, Earth, his bestselling memoir Optimism, and Green Nomads.

Paul Thomas, who is a farmer, has been a jackeroo, local sportsman, community worker, social activist, environmentalist and art curator. He served two terms as a Greens councillor on the Huon Valley Council (1996–2002). Paul and Bob got together in 1996 and Bob describes Paul as ‘the rock’. On their ‘green nomad’ journeys, while Bob is busy with his camera and navigation, Paul is the main driver, campsite supervisor and chef-in-chief. His farm overlooks Randalls Bay in southern Tasmania.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Where: The Dechaineaux Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street Hobart
When: Friday November 30th, at 6pm

Also, save the date for another special event …

We are delighted to welcome Emma McEwin back to Hobart to launch her new book, The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson, published by Australian Scholarly Press. The book will be launched by Associate Professor Elle Leane, author and Antarctic scholar.

In this book, Emma McEwin, Mawson’s great-granddaughter, reflects on her forebear’s public and private persona. Inspired by letters and portraits and other material traces of his legacy, she writes intimately about his effect on generations of his family and the making and unmaking of myths about him.

This is a free event and all are welcome.
Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca SquareWhen: Thursday December 13th, 5.30pm