Author talk 6 May 2015

State Library NSW Bitsize lunch talk: The Duke January 16 2015, 0 Comments

Type: Talk
Date: Thursday 22 January 2015
Time: 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, ground floor, Macquarie Street building SLNSW
Cost: Free, bookings essential

In the 19th century, King Kamehameha prophesised that one man would bring fame to the Hawaiian Islands. Many believe that the great waterman, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, was that man, but few know the story of how several young Australians influenced the course of Duke’s life. Legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku is credited by many as the man who popularised surfing in Australia when he visited Freshwater Beach in 1914. His statue still remains on the Freshwater headland and his customised board is retained by their Surf Club. In the centenary year of Duke’s visit to Sydney, a panel consisting of authors Nick Carroll, John Ogden, and Gary Osmond PhD will discuss his legacy.

Surf Magazines November 08 2014, 0 Comments

Have had a story on Indigenous Surfing published in the latest edition (#10) of White Horses magazine.

Also an interview on surf

Author talk: Saltwater People with John Ogden April 02 2014, 0 Comments

Author talk: Saltwater People with John Ogden
Sunday 4 May | 2 - 4 pm
Come and hear photographer, cinematographer, writer and publisher John Ogden talk about his book Saltwater People, which was the unanimous winner of the Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize in 2013. Praised by one judge
as 'a sumptuous curation of historical and contemporary art and photography', this lavish two-volume set examines the coastline around Sydney and its role in Australian culture and social and political history.

Cost and booking information

Cost: ANMM Members $20 Guests $25. Includes wine and refreshments.
Bookings essential: book online
Enquiries: +61 2 9298 3644 or email

Author Talk at ANMM March 11 2014, 0 Comments

Cyclops Press recently won the 2013 biennial Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize, awarded by the Australian National Maritime Museum, for the Saltwater People companion books. These books feature a strong acknowledgment to the Aboriginal clans that inhabited the coast fringing the Sydney basin. I am doing an author talk at the ANMM on 4 May 2-4pm at their Darling Harbour building of you are in town, but you have to book.

upcoming events March 07 2014, 0 Comments

Wednesday 12 March 9.10pm (approx) – interview with John Ogden with Dom Knight on 702 ABC Sydney Evening.

Friday 14 March 7.30pm – author talk at Mosman Camera Club

Frank Broeze History prize January 31 2014, 0 Comments

Update re the Sydney presentation of the 2013 Frank Broeze History Prize:

The Sydney event has been postponed again. The new date is tentatively 4 May. Will advise time and location when finalised.

Presentation of Frank Broeze History Prize. January 02 2014, 0 Comments

The Australian National Maritime Museum will be holding a ceremony in Sydney to award the 2103 Biennial Frank Broeze National History Prize to Cyclops Press for the Saltwater People books on 6 Feb 2014 at the ANMM in Darling Harbour.

Cronulla Library talk December 03 2013, 0 Comments

For anyone in the Sutherland area I will be doing a Slightly Dangerous author talk tonight at the Cronulla Library. Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm. Come along and/or let others who may be interested know about it.

Author talk: Woollahra April 02 2013, 0 Comments

 Next Author talk: 18 April, 2013

Woollahra Council Chambers, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028.

More information: Bookings essential on 9391 7100

Author talks: March 17 2013, 0 Comments

 Author talk 1: Saltwater People of the Fatal Shore, Tuesday 19 March, 7pm in the Margaret Martin Library, Randwick.

Author talk 2: Saltwater People of the Fatal Shore, Thursday 21 March, 7pm Waverley Library, Bondi Junction.

Manly/Freshwater Surfing Reserve opening March 29 2012, 0 Comments

 Manly Mayor Jean Hay presented copies of Saltwater People to Kelly Slater and Governor Marie Bashir during the opening of the new surfing reserve at Manly/Freshwater. Photographs courtesy of Manly Council.

Upcoming events December 26 2011, 0 Comments

For those who missed the sold out author talks at Berkelouws Mona Vale there is to be a talk at the State Library of NSW scheduled for: 

Author talk - The State Library of NSW  22 May, 6-7pm. 

For those who missed the:

1) Interview on 702 ABC James Valentine Afternoon Show 14 February 1.30pm please go to:

 2)Interview on 7.30 Report Friday 3 February please go to:

3) St George & Sutherland Leader story:

Any groups interested in engaging John Ogden to speak about his publishing experiences please refer to the contact page on this web site.