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.

Author Talk – Saltwater Stories: John Ogden April 30 2014, 0 Comments

Author Talk – Saltwater Stories: John Ogden

Sunday 4 May.
2pm – 4pm
There is still space available for this coming Sunday’s Author Talk. 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.
Wine and refreshments will be served afterward. Please meet in the Members Lounge.

Members $20, Guests $25

If you would like to attend this event please book online now at

Alternatively you can book via email or phone 9298 3644.

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