Upcoming Author talks

24 Nov

The Shocking Truth Behind the Cobb & Co Legend.

An illustrated talk which  uses over 110 nineteenth century images to bring to life the human side of Cobb & Co – the powerful families who ran the empire, their larger than life personalities, private tragedies, the drivers who made the firm famous and the incredible hardships endured by passengers journeying into Australia’s heartland in an age before the telephone, the mailman, the fax machine, before rivers even had bridges. Being held up by bushrangers, having to strip and swim a river in the dead of night, being stranded on a boggy track for days were just some of the hardships of nineteenth century travel.

 

Killara Probus Club, Sydney Fri 13 April 2018         11am

Beecroft West Probus Club, Thurs 7th June 2018

Lindfield East Probus Club,  Tues 12 June 2018 11am

Prospect Heritage Group, Sun 12 August, 2018

Madam Lash – The Inside Story

Gretel Pinniger, dominatrix, fetishist, artist, and courtesan to the rich and famous, shocked and outraged Australia for decades. Never shy of publicity, this introverted daughter of a handsome war hero from the Melbourne establishment once wanted to become a nun. Instead, she threw her leather-clad body into a world of sex, drugs and riotous parties. She danced with Elton John, catered to Clyde Packer’s more creative sexual fantasies and was supported by a fabulously wealthy patron, who bequeathed her a generous allowance so long as his name was never disclosed by her. Despite marrying and becoming a mother, there is nothing ordinary about the outlandish Gretel Pinniger. Join Sam Everingham as he takes you into the colourful reality of Australia’s most misunderstood eccentric. This is a journey into 1960s and 70s Australia as revealing, provocative and outrageous as the Madam Lash persona which first captured Australia’s imagination. Gretel is now retired in Palm Beach

Manly District Probus Club, Thurs 10 May 2018

Northbridge Combined Probus, Mon 18 June 2018

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