WEDNESDAYS @ One
A series of talks by well known and interesting South Australians, with the theme - Books in My Life.
Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building
1pm to approx 2pm
First Wednesday of each month
$5 FSLSA Members
Wed @ 1 2017
FEBRUARY - Wednesday 1st 2017, at 1.00 pm
As the founder & research director of the Institute of Backyard Studies and now Adjunct Investigator at the Speculative Histories Laboratory, Mark works in the field of problem-solving. His fully functioning Random Excuse Generator is on the brink of being commercially launched. He is the author of Blokes & Sheds, and more recently, The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke.
During his research into Henry - and the rest of the Hokes - he has discovered that one of Henry's ancestors may have been a military adviser to Lothar the Hairless in the 17th century.
March - No Speaker - Adelaide Festival
APRIL - Wednesday 5th, 2017 at 1.00pm
Uncle Lewis O’Brien AO
Uncle Lewis Yerleburka O’Brien AO was born at Point Pearce mission on the Yorke Peninsula in 1930, but has Kaurna heritage. A ward of the state at 12, he passed through a succession of foster homes, boy’s homes and hostels, ultimately to gain his Intermediate certificate in 1946.
Now a Kaurna Elder, Uncle Lewis has spent his life providing cultural and pastoral support to the aboriginal community. He has served on many boards and committees, and has received an honorary Doctorate from Flinders University. He has written numerous articles and books including “And the Clock struck Thirteen “[Wakefield Press, 2007].
MAY - Wednesday 3rd 2017 at 1.00 pm
In 1980, Lisa Nguyen, while very young, escaped by boat from Vietnam with the help of relatives. Her story – after first surviving numerous perils at sea, being accepted by Australia as a refugee, and going on to lead a successful working life in international trade – is now permanently told at the Migration Museum.
In 2001, Lisa was awarded the Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian society - particularly for her work for the horticultural community at Virginia - by the Governor General.
JUNE - Wednesday 7th, 2017 at 1.00pm
Emeritus Professor Norman Etherington, AM
Norman Etherington is the President of the National Trust of South Australia.
Until his recent retirement, he was Professor of History at the University of Western Australia and a member of the Heritage Council of WA. During a 20 year period as Lecturer and Reader in History at the University of Adelaide, he served as inaugural Chair of the History Trust of SA and an Alderman of the Adelaide City Council. He holds a PhD in History from Yale University and is a past president of the Australian Historical Association.
He is a keen author and reader, and his interests range from music and art to woodworking.
JULY - Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 1.00pm
Carole was born in London and grew up with the BBC, loving broadcasters such as Alistair Cooke.
Her early jobs ranged from the travel industry to the British Intelligence Corps in Singapore in the 60s which she says was a very volatile time, even though she was only on the sidelines . Plenty of dirty tricks !
After a period back in the UK working for a newspaper she came to S.A. in 1972, joining the ABC in 1980 after a series of auditions which came about quite accidentally.
Thirty two happy and roller coaster years followed with standout experiences including introducing the Dalai Lama at the Entertainment Centre, broadcasting from a hot air balloon and swimming with Jock the randy dolphin in the Port River.
She now writes a weekly column in The Advertiser Boomer magazine and MC’s the occasional event .