Events at Mitchell Theatre

Journalist and speechwriter Michael Bodet explores the rich history two idiosyncratic suburbs that evolved from once scrubby grasslands to become multicultural enclaves, exploring the personal stories, oddities and peccadilloes of the Redfern and Surry Hills

Michael Bodey — 50 Secrets of Surry Hills & Redfern [SPEAKER CONNECT 2019]

50 Secrets of Surry Hills & Redfern explores the rich history of two idiosyncratic suburbs that evolved from once scrubby grasslands to become multicultural enclaves, along with the personal stories, oddities and peccadilloes that make them so vibrant.

Margaret Cameron-Ash — Lying for the Admiralty [HISTORY WEEK 2019]

How could Captain Cook, supposedly ‘the greatest navigator of his age’, have missed major coastal features such as the Bass Strait and Port Jackson? Margaret Cameron-Ash says makes the case that he obfuscated them, obeying secret orders from the Admiralty.

In Conversation: Chinese Australian Memories and Stories (CAHS)

Special guest Margaret Yung Kelly, President of the Australia- China Friendship Society NSW Inc, will share some of her stories growing up in Shanghai during the 1930s, and her life in Australia since the 1950s.
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Emeritus Professor Ed Davis AM — The ABC in Crisis

Emeritus Professor Ed Davis AM asks what can be done to defend and maintain the ABC's strong, independent public broadcasting in the face of budget cuts.
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Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962)

In The Exterminating Angel, a surreal and macabre masterpiece of satire, a group of friends gather for dinner only to find that they cannot leave.
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Kerrie Dougherty — Australia & the Apollo 11 Moon Landing [50th Anniversary]

Kerrie Dougherty reveals the full extent of Australia’s role in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the wider Apollo program. The Dish is only part of the story.
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The Trouble with Merle (Documentary Screening)

Movie star Merle Oberon claimed to have been born in Tasmania to wealthy parents, yet rumours said otherwise.
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Her Mother's Daughter — Nadia Wheatley (CITY OF SYDNEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

More than just a memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter is a social history of the challenges many Australian women faced in their careers and marriages during the first half of the 20th century.
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Classic Film Night — Sampson and Delilah (2009)

Classic Film Night Samson and Delilah's world is small — an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes,…
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The Last Great Cattle Drive (Documentary Screening)

The Last Great Cattle Drive pays tribute to the last of Australia’s drovers, as 1,200 head of cattle are driven from NT to QLD on a 2000km journey.
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Dist. Prof. Lesley Hughes — Climate Change and our Life Support System

Climate Change and our Life Support System
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Dynamic Wellbeing — Self Care in a Busy World

Find out more about holistic health from a metaphysical perspective with transpersonal coach and dynamic wellbeing practitioner Maria Gerathy.
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Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve (1941) on 16mm

The Lady Eve is a rambunctious high stakes tale starring Barbara Stanwyck as a femme fatale card shark who falls in love with her mark.
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Men's Sheds: Mateship, Community and Wellbeing (MEN'S HEALTH WEEK)

Frank Richardson from Strathfield Mens’ Shed joins us for Mens' Health Week to talk about some of the personal projects and charity work his group have been involved in, the many benefits of Men’s Sheds, and how you can get involved.
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By Muscle of Man and Horse (CITY OF SYDNEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

Bill Phippen, civil engineer, long term admirer of the City Railway and at that time manager of the Australian Railway Historical Society archives will describe the history of Sydney's underground railway.
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Assoc Prof Belinda Ferrari — The Abyss (Sydney) to Antarctica

Belinda Ferrari reveals her team's exciting research into the unique microbial ecologies that exist in Antarctica including their recent discovery of bacteria are literally surviving by living on air.
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The Baby Boomers Picture Show (Documentary Screening)

The Baby Boomers Picture Show is a  fun-filled, nostalgic romp that recalls what it was like to be one a child of the baby boomer generation in Australia.
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Russell Workman — Heritage Shoptops of Western Sydney [AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL]

Join photographer Russell Workman for a fascinating talk his ongoing heritage ‘Shoptops’ project that features the facades of suburban shops circa. 1870 to 1930.