In Search of the Never Never: Mickey Dewar: Champion of History Across Many Genres

Date
Wednesday, 7 August, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 7 August, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library
  • Cost
    Free
Photographic portrait of a woman
Description

You are invited to celebrate the contributions of Dr Mickey Dewar to Northern Territory history and to be present at the official launch of In Search of the Never-Never: Mickey Dewar: Champion of History Across Many Genres, a book honouring her work.

Dr Mickey Dewar made a profound contribution to the history of the Northern Territory, which she performed across many genres. She produced high quality, memorable and multi-sensory histories, including the Cyclone Tracy exhibition at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and the reinterpretation of Fannie Bay Gaol.

"Informed by a great love of books, Mickey Dewar's passion for history was infectious. In her comprehensive and incisive appraisal of the literature of the Northern Territory, Dewar provides brilliant, often amusing insights into the ever-changing representations of a region that has featured so large in the Australian popular imagination" Professor Ann McGrath, School of History, Australian National University.

Edited by Ann McGrath, In Search of the Never-Never: Mickey Dewar: Champion of History Across Many Genres offers three original chapters that appraise Dewar's work as well as republishes Dewar's first book, In Search of the Never-Never.

5:30pm for 6pm speeches. Books available to purchase on the night for $55, cash and EFTPOS sales available.

Photo: Portrait of Mickey Dewar from Archives Advisory Council Meeting. 03 December 2010