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Author talk: Caroline Ford to visit Hurstville City Library

Posted 11 April 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Author and Mortdale resident, Caroline Ford, will be a special guest speaker at Hurstville City Library on Wednesday, 16 April 2015.

Caroline’s book, ‘Sydney Beaches: A History’ , tells the story of how Sydneysiders developed their love of the beach, from 19 th century picnickers to the surfing and sun-baking pioneers a century later.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi said this book delves into the history of Sydney’s beaches, some of which is very intriguing.

“Caroline’s research reveals that our world-famous beach culture only exists because the first beachgoers demanded important rights to free beaches that we take for granted in Australia today,” he said.

“This book tells the story of these battles for the beach.

“Accompanied by vibrant images of Sydney’s surf, sand and sun worship, this expansive and delightful book is the story or how a city developed a relationship with its ocean coast, and how a nation created a culture.”

Caroline has been researching and writing about the history of Australian beaches for more than 10 years.

She has worked as a research historian for Surf Life Saving Australia and as a cultural heritage researcher for the NSW Government.

Caroline will sign copies of her book at the author talk. The book will also be available for purchase at the event.

Author talk details:
Date: Thursday, 16 April 2015
Location: Hurstville City Library
Corner Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: Bookings essential. Phone 9330 6111.

Please note: publicity photograph available on request.

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