Babette Smith

S.T. Gill – Respectable Colonial Painter Or Convict Forger?

2017-04-20T12:01:00+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

One of Australia’s most significant colonial artists was S T Gill. His output was prodigious. Gill’s sketches and paintings are a glimpse of early European settlement in the south eastern colonies of Australia and he has left an invaluable record of life in the latter half of nineteenth century Australia. Babette Smith is an author [...]

The Making Of The Australian Working Class

2017-04-20T15:06:39+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The luck of the Irish so often in history was chronic bad luck. That's how it looked for 250 Irish convicts when theirship, the Hive, sank ignominiously off the NSW coast in 1835. Miraculously, all survived, guided to safety by local Aboriginal people. Using this fascinating case study, in her new book The Luck of The [...]

The Making of The Australian Working Class – An Irish Perspective

2019-01-02T12:52:03+11:00Categories: Function|Tags: , , |

**Bookings from 8th July only**LIGHT REFRESHMENTS   Speaker(s): Babette Smith Date: 2014-07-22 Venue: The Gallipoli Club, 12 Loftus Street (between Bridge Street & Alfred Street), Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm