Book Launch: 'Where Brolgas Dance' by Goff Letts

Wednesday 30 June | 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 30 June, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
    Free
Where Brolgas Dance front cover - watercolour brolgas on the cover
Description

Library & Archives NT are excited to be hosting the launch of Goff Letts’ memoirs, Where Brolgas Dance, on Wednesday 30 June, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Born and raised in Victoria, Goff moved to the Territory in 1957 taking up various public service jobs that aligned with his veterinarian qualifications. He also served as Chair of the Northern Territory Wildlife Council and on the Northern Territory Lands Board. 

Outside his trained profession, Goff was a founding member of the NT’s Country Party and developed a political profile by successfully contesting the Legislative Council seat for Victoria River in the 1971 elections.

He assisted in the merging of the Liberal and Country parties into today’s Country Liberal Party. While leading the party at the 1974 elections, he secured a majority vote within a newly formed Legislative Assembly and paved the way for self-governance in the Territory.

He is remembered in the Territory’s political history as the father of self-government.

Please join Professor Graham Webb, well known crocodilian and respected wildlife conservationist, and Roger Steele OAM, former Speaker of the NTLA, for the launch of Goff Letts’ autobiography, Where Brolgas Dance, which will also be available for purchase at $25 per copy (cash only).

Bookings are essential via Eventbrite. Contact tracing will be in place at this event.

Image: Goff Letts, Where Brolgas Dance, 2021. Front cover illustration: George Chaloupka, Brolgas, 1970.