Julian Burnside & author James Dryburgh in conversation

You are warmly invited to a conversation with Julian Burnside QC and author of The Balfour Correspondent, James Dryburgh.  

The Balfour Correspondent is a compelling response to a young girl's letters written to Tasmanian Newspaper, over 100 years ago.

During 1912, fourteen-year-old Sylvia McArthur writes to a weekly Tasmanian newspaper from Tasmania's wilds. Her letters from the doomed bush town of Balfour, in the lands we now think of as the Tarkine, have been forgotten for a century. James Dryburgh answers her letters, creating a strangely powerful dialogue across time and space and giving us a powerful sense of the forces that still do battle to shape our existence in this country, and on this earth. 


Tickets available online (below) or from Eltham Book Store, 970 Main Rd, Eltham. Ph: 03 9439 8700 

$55 per person or $35 concession, (includes one signed copy of the book and afternoon tea).

Children welcome.

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This event is presented with the generous support of the Royal Society of Victoria and in conjunction with Eltham Bookshop.



November 11, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4pm
Royal Society of Victoria
8 La Trobe St
Burke & Wills Room
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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