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Rosemary Cadden Author Talk

Rosemary Cadden Author Talk

10 May 2024
Rosemary Cadden Author Talk

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Join us for an evening with Rosemary Cadden as she discusses her new novel
Friday 10 May at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Brighton Library
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Journalist and adventurer Rosemary Cadden discusses how her solo road trip to follow the tracks of fellow Scot, explorer John McDouall Stuart, evolved into a book McDouall Stuart hitches a ride. Her stories will take you up through the centre of Australia as her conversations with people along the way and her research reveal how land and lifestyles have changed over the past 150 years.

Her book will be available for purchase, which Rosemary is happy to sign.

Organised by the Holdfast Bay Libraries for History Month.


Rosemary Cadden has worked as a journalist, media adviser and PR consultant with a special interest in environmental issues and history.

Since arriving in Australia in 1975, history has been a constant thread in her work and projects. She wrote and narrated a weekly segment for Adelaide University radio (then 5UV) called ‘100 Years Ago in South Australia’ and was a History Writer for the Advertiser in the 80s. In 1994 she worked for the Women's Suffrage Centenary Secretariat; much of that work is available on the State Library of SA website, including the article ‘The Three Waves of Feminism’. In 2009 she was commissioned to write Building South Australia to mark 125 years of the Master Builders Association in the state. Chapters include the 1920s story of the Colonel Light Gardens suburb, now a State Heritage area, and the post-war heyday of the SA Housing Trust. It was when Rosemary worked for Aboriginal organisations in South Australia and the Northern Territory in the 1990s that she was drawn to explore the effects of settler colonisation.

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