Hey word nerds: this one's for you! Pull out your magnifying glass, blow the dust off your dictionary and get ready to take a trip back in time on a Word Hunt with author Nick Earls. You play the role of the hunter as Nick explores the fascinating stories behind some common words, tracks them back to their origins, and matches lost words with their meanings. You'll never look at a word in the same way again! Rec. age 7+.


Free, bookings essential. Maximum 4 tickets per event per booking. Collect your pre-booked tickets for events at these venues from the information booth on Pier 4/5 on the day (all uncollected tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to each session).

Nick Earls (Australian)

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Nick Earls is the author of 26 books for adults, teenagers and children. His novels have won awards in Australia and the UK, and appeared on bestseller lists in both of those countries and the Amazon Kindle Store. His latest book for children, Word Hunters: Top Secret Files, expands the world created by the successful Word Hunters series. His most recent work for adults is the novella series Wisdom Tree, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a triumphant and extraordinary piece of fiction’.