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Andrew Tink + Robyn Ravlich

Cinema B, GoMA

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Andrew Tink

Andrew Tink

After nineteen years in the NSW Parliament, Andrew Tink stepped down in 2007, due to ill health, and took up writing. His first book, William Charles Wentworth: Australia's greatest native son won The Nib Award for Literature in 2010. His other books are: Lord Sydney: the life and times of Tommy Townshend (2011); Air Disaster Canberra; the plane crash that destroyed a government (2013); Australia 1901-2001: a narrative history (2014); and Honeysuckle Creek: the story of Tom Reid, a little dish and Neil Armstrong's first step. Andrew is a past president of the Library Council of NSW and a former trustee of the Historic Houses Trust. He is an adjunct professor at Macquarie University and a member of the ANU's Human research Ethics Committee.
Robyn Ravlich

Robyn Ravlich

Robyn Ravlich is a writer and award-winning broadcaster. She is the author of Skywriting: making radiowaves, a personal reflection on radio and Australian cultural history during her career as a celebrated, creative broadcaster on Radio National and Classic FM – from the 1970s to the advent of podcasting.

Robyn was born in Broken Hill and joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1975. During a celebrated ABC radio career spanning more than three decades Robyn Ravlich produced and presented a range of unique radio works, rich in ideas and sound. She was recognised with international and national awards for her distinctive, poetic approach to radio feature productions for The Listening Room, Into the Music, Earshot and other innovative programs.

She has received multiple awards at the New York Radio Festival and her incisive, dramatic radio documentary about asylum seekers, On the Raft, All at Sea, received the 2002 Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission Radio Award and the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for Radio. Now retired, Robyn continues to produce radio features as a freelancer, also writing creative non-fiction.

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Jodi Frawley

Jodi Frawley

Dr Jodi Frawley is an environmental historian and editor of Animals Count: How population size matters in animal-human relations and Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities. She is currently working on a biography of Mina Rawson, a writer of Queensland Cookbooks who lived in the Great Sandy Strait in the 1880s.


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