Living Histories with Linda Wells

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The Friends of Araluen present:

The Bungalow Alice Springs, 1914 – 1929.

A presentation by Linda Wells about her doctoral research into the first Bungalow in Alice Springs and the choices she has made in writing it up as a work of creative non-fiction.

The Bungalow was originally a tin shed that was built to house Topsy Smith and her children. The story also features Ida Standley, the town’s first schoolteacher, and Sergeant Stott, as well as the many other children who were removed from their families to grow up in the tin shed. It is a foundational story of intercultural relations.

Linda will also offer insights into her own background and motivations for doing this research.

Tickets are $10 on the door at Witchetty’s. Patrons can also purchase drinks from the bar.

All funds raised will go towards the purchase of a new Grand Piano for the Araluen Arts Centre.

Image credit: Hotel n Gen Store, Library & Archives NT, CCNT Collection, ASTS 269 13_32

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