Mon, 08 Aug|
Five Dock Library
Larry Writer on Shipwreck
Epic story of one of Australia's greatest disaster - the Dunbar
Time & Location
08 Aug 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Dock Library, 4-12 Garfield St, Five Dock NSW 2046, Australia
About The Event
Join author Larry Writer as he talks about his latest release Shipwreck. Shipwreck is an epic story of one of Australia's greatest disasters, the wreck of the Dunbar. The Dunbar was one of the most advanced and celebrated sailing ships of the mid-nineteenth century. Built to carry passengers in speed and luxury on the long route from Britain to Australia, it was the Titanic of its day.
The catastrophe was one of the worst in Australia's history, and happened on the doorstep of the young city of Sydney. Its aftermath saw enormous changes to navigation and maritime safety, including building the lighthouse.
Larry Writer is one of Australia's most experienced journalists and writers. He is fascinated by Sydney and its history, and his 2002 book Razor: Tilly Divine, Kate Leigh and the razor gang was a perennial seller at Pan MacMillan, and became the basis for an Underbelly TV series.