Radicals: Remembering the sixties

Radicals remembering the sixties live online event with authors Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley

Radicals: Remembering the sixties                          

Start Date: 13 May 2021 
Start Time: 1:00 PM 
End Date: 13 May 2021 
End Time: 2:00 PM 
LOCATION: Kiama Library Online

Online, Australia

COST: $0.00


Headshot photos of Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley and cover of the book 'Radicals'


Meet Radicals authors Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley live online in conversation with Melinda McNaughton.

Radicals - Remembering the Sixties

'Just like the Sixties, this book is a mesmerising kaleidoscope of unforgettable characters doing brave things.' — Anne Summers

Radicals – Remembering the Sixties will make you feel like you were there, whether or not you really were.

The sixties – an era of protest, free love, civil disobedience, duffel coats, flower power, giant afros and desert boots, all recorded on grainy black and white film footage – marked a turning point for change. Radicals found their voices and used them.

While the initial trigger for protest was opposition to the Vietnam War, this anger quickly escalated to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation, Apartheid, Student Power and ‘workers’ control’.

In Radicals some of the people doing the changing – including David Marr, Margret RoadKnight, Gary Foley, Jozefa Sobski and Geoffrey Robertson – reflect on how the decade changed them and Australian society forever.

About the authors

Meredith Burgmann is a former academic who also served as a (Labor) president of the NSW Upper House. She is the co-author, with Verity Burgmann, of Green Bans, Red Union: The saving of a city and has authored books on ASIO and misogyny. She is the founder of the Ernie Awards for Sexism.

Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer whose published works include picture books, novels, biography, memoir and history. Among her numerous awards is the NSW Premier’s History Award for The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift. Nadia’s most recent book is the memoir Her Mother’s Daughter.

Book online

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You won’t be seen by the speakers or the other participants, so you can relax in your most comfortable clothes and enjoy your favourite beverage while you watch. You will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the seminar.

If this is your first time on Zoom, visit Zoom to get started or contact the library.

Buy the book

Radicals is available for purchase online through Gleebooks, or ask at your local bookshop.

More great author events

This is the twelfth event in a series of online author conversations presented by NSW Public Libraries Association. Sign up for our e-newsletter or follow us on social media for more information on upcoming events.


Missed it live? Catch up on YouTube. Authors include Monica McInerney, Belinda Alexandra, Samuel Johnson, Julietta Henderson, Deborah Rodriguez, James Reucassel, Mary Li, James Bradley, Chris Hammer, Lauren Chater, Garth Nix, Andrew Pippos, and General Sir Peter Cosgrove in conversation with Richard Glover.