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David Marr: Killing For Country

Revered reporter investigates his forebears’ savage legacy

David Marr (photo credit Christopher Ireland)
Sunday 26 May 2024
Event Code: 140
David Marr was shocked to discover forebears who served with the brutal Native Police during the bloodiest years on the frontier.

The esteemed journalist and non-fiction writer turns his unflinching eye on this personal reckoning in Killing for Country: A Family Story. A feat of scholarship, The Age’s Frank Bongiorno lauded this soul-searching history of politics and power in the colonial world as “a timely exercise in truth-telling”.

Join David and host Laura Tingle to reckon with the violence of colonisation – and a war that is still unresolved in Australia today.
Carriageworks, Bay 20, The ARA Stage
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015