Friday 13 May, 5.30–7.30pm | Canberra
What can the audio-visual materials of the National Archives of Australia tell us about social and political change in modern Australia? Frank Bongiorno, author of The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015), will talk about how major changes public and private life during the 1960s and 1970s can be traced through film and sound at the National Archives. How did men's and women's roles change? What kinds of attitudes to marriage and sexuality can be found in the AV record? How did the ABC contribute to the transformation of modern Australia? How did television change politics and society? The talk will coincide with the National Archives of Australia's first dedicated Audio-Visual exhibition.
Frank Bongiorno teaches history at the Australian National University and is the author or co-author of four books and many articles and book chapters on Australian history. He recently completed a term as co-editor of History Australia, the Australian Historical Association's journal.
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
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