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Sydney Talks is a free service listing interesting talks and lectures in Sydney. Our list is updated regularly to ensure you receive the most accurate information.


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Author Talk - Dr Perry McIntyre on Quarantined
In 1836 the Lady Macnaghten sailed from Cork, Ireland,  bound for Australia. Disease raged on board and it was one of the first ships to be quarantined at Sydney's North Head Quarantine Station.  Dr Perry McIntyre, author of Quarantined! The 1837 Lady Macnaghten Immigrants, talks about this fateful voyage.
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Shakin' the world over: the Greek-Australian milk bar
In conjunction with the touring exhibition Selling an American Dream: Australia's Greek Café curators Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski from Macquarie University reveal how Greek milk bars quickly became an Australian - and international - food-catering icon.
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Author Talk - Babette Smith
Babette Smith, author of The Luck of the Irish talks about the making of the Australian working class from an Irish perspective. Irishmen found unexpected power in the penal colony from where they helped create 'the Australian way of life'
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Artist Talk: Painting Portraits
Nicholas Harding and Leslie Rice, highly-regarded figurative painters, speak about their portraits currently in the 2014 Salon des Refuses exhibition.
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