Don’s late winter events


Till 3 Sept.: National Archives, “Gough Whitlam and his Century” exhibition.

Tuesday 8 August: 5.15 p.m., National Library, lecture by Bridget Vincent, “Judith Wright“. Free but RSVP 6262-1111.

Thursday 10 August: 6 p.m., National Library, Kenneth Myer lecture, Anne Summers, “Where is Australia Headed?”. Free but RSVP 6262-1111.

Friday 11 to Sunday 13 August: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Woden Seniors Book Fair. Woden Seniors Club, 12 Corinna St, Woden, 6282 2573.

Monday 14 August: 6 p.m., Crawford Centre, ANU, Molonglo Theatre, “Live, Lead, Learn”, by Gail Kelly, former WestPac CEO. RSVP 6125-4144.

Thursday 17 August: Parliament House, Canberra. Accountability and the Law Conference 17, including The Case for a Federal Anti-Corruption Commission. Brought to you by the Australia Institute. Speakers: Nicholas Cowdery AM QC; Geoffrey Watson SC; Hon. Mark Dreyfus QC MP; Senators Richard Di Natale, Nick Xenophon and Jacqui Lambie; and more, see

Sunday 20 August: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Geoscience Australia Open Day. Corner Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston.

Saturday 26 August: 6 p.m. at the Goulburn Workers’ Club, Dinner to commemorate the 1917 Railway Strike. Guest Speaker Rodney Cavalier. $75, contact Jane Timbrell, 6249-8657.

Tuesday 29 August: 12.30 at the Hughes Community Centre, “Future of the Australian National Botanic Gardens“. $2.

Wednesday 30 August: 6 p.m., Roland Wilson Building, ANU, Prof. Jean-Claude Guedon, University of Montreal, “Promoting Knowledge in the Age of Unreason: Toward the Internet of the Mind“. Free but RSVP 6125-8983.


12 to 23 September: Canberra Theatre, “The Wharf Revue”.



26 October to 16 November: Russian Film Festival.