Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean will be launched at the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival by Caroline Le Couteur MLA.
When: Saturday 25 August 2018, 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Where: Members’ Dining Room 3 (MDR3), Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (see map below)
Unimpeded by any landmass, the Southern Ocean flows completely around Earth from west to east between the seasonally shifting icy continent of Antarctica and the coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa. Weaving together sea captains’ journals, whalers’ log books, explorers’ letters, scientific research and ancient beliefs with her own voyage of discovery, the author reveals the secrets of this vast yet little-known ocean and its importance as a barometer of climate change.
About the author: Dr Joy McCann is an environmental and cultural historian who is passionate about writing stories that weave together the human and natural histories of remote and little-known environments in the Southern Hemisphere. Joy has worked extensively as a public historian in the heritage and museums sector as well as writing on many aspects of Australian history. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the ANU School of History’s Centre for Environmental History.
Drinks will be served at the adjacent Members’ Bar during the launch. The event is FREE but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.