South Perth History Buffs –
Join us in two weeks time for a very unique Words with Wine event at the South Perth Library!
South Perth Libraries & Dymocks Garden City invite you to hear author Stephen Robinson share the epic untold story of the German ‘Pirate Wars’ waged on the South Seas during the early years of World War II.
In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoran left Germany and disguised as merchant vessels, they sank or captured 62 allied ships, including HMAS Sydney off the West Australian coast.
Author Stephen Robinson studied Asian history and politics at the University of Western Sydney, graduating with First Class Honours. He has worked at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs researching British atomic weapons tests & as a policy officer in the Department of Defence.
Book Sales and signing available on the night.
This is a FREE library event, but bookings are essential!
Thursday 18 August, 2016
6.30 – 7.30 pm
South Perth Library
To book call 9474 0800 or book online.
The Historical Society of South Perth would like to extend the following invitation to any and all who are interested in the history of South Perth:
After visiting the South Perth Library in 2012 to talk about his novel That Untravelled World, the South Perth Libraries are excited to be hosting another Author Talk with Ian Reid next month!
“Two women and three men, displaced in difference ways by the rapid transformation of Victorian England, travel separately to a small settlement on Australia’s western rim. With them they carry social ambitions and psychological wounds. As their lives intersect in the Swan River Colony, what they encounter is not quite what they expect. Who will struggle, who will thrive, and how will they react when secrets emerge?”
Ian is the author of a dozen books including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. His latest historical fiction novel, The Mind’s Own Place, was just released this month.
Though fictional, The Mind’s Own Place is partly based on the actual experiences of historical figures. Ian will discuss his research at the Old Mill in South Perth which led to the writing of this historical detective novel.
Words with Wine
The Mind’s Own Place
Thursday 6 August
6.30 – 7.30 PM
South Perth Library
Book online http://bit.ly/1CGqQns
or call 9474-0800
Check out the details of our upcoming author talk by Ian Reid!
Ian’s new historical fiction novel That Untravelled World focuses on elements of South Perth’s local history, such as the Perth Zoo and the Canning Bridge Camps.
On the eve you will have the chance to see some of the smashing digital photographs from the South Perth Local History Collection – selected especially to resonate with the local themes that appear in Ian’s novel.