Posted in September 2016

Centenary of Mannix’s first stand against Conscription

Centenary of Mannix’s first stand against Conscription

Nature of Event: Dr Mannix: ‘Clifton Hill, where I committed my original sin’. A centenary commemoration of Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s first speech against conscription. On a wet and stormy night, 16 September 1916, during World War I, a fortnight after Prime Minister William Hughes announced the first conscription referendum, Archbishop Daniel Mannix delayed his expected arrival at another function to go … Continue reading

Edna O’Brien on Compass

Edna O’Brien on Compass

TV Programme Alert ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) TV last night featured an interview by Gay Byrne with Edna O’Brien. It’s riveting watching, as they clearly like and trust one another. She speaks from the heart about a compliant childhood troubled by fear of the nuns and of her parents, and of her own attempt to get … Continue reading

Book launch of new novel

Book launch of new novel

Nature of Event: Book launch  of Hannah Kent’s second novel, The Good People, about three women brought together by troubling events in Ireland in 1825. Hannah is the author of Burial Rites. There will also be an interview of the author by Elke Power. When: Tues 27th Sept 6.30pm Where: Readings, Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Cost: … Continue reading