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The Story of Sydney
Code: 24  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, History,
Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Andrew Tink, Elizabeth Johnstone (facilitator)
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Why has it taken so long for someone to produce a biography of the man after whom our city is named? Andrew Tink, author of several accomplished biographies, tells Elizabeth Johnstone about the man whose name we utter almost every day.

Andrew Tink (Australian)

Andrew Tink was shadow attorney-general and shadow leader of the House in the New South Wales Parliament until March 2006. Since stepping back from politics Andrew has concentrated on two of his great passions: writing and history. His first book, William Charles Wentworth, was published in 2009. For this, the first comprehensive biography of Wentworth, Andrew won ‘The Nib’ CAL Waverley Award for Literature. Andrew’s second book is Lord Sydney: The life and times of Tommy Townshend.

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Elizabeth Johnstone (Australian)

Elizabeth Johnstone is a retired corporate partner and now company director and consultant to Ashurst. She was formerly practice head, company law and governance, with Blake Dawson Lawyers, following a business career managing strategic planning, marketing and organisational change. In a prior life she taught tertiary-level literature. Elizabeth serves on the board of Sydney Writers’ Festival. She is passionate about books, reading and contributing to a great community festival.

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