Stephen Kinnane

Stephen Kinnane Sun 21 Feb Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre Sun 21 Feb Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
Sun 21 Feb at Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

In a year when Black Lives Matters has forced another rethinking the past, Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines has reappeared in book shops all over the state. Join Steve as he talks about the remarkable story of his grandmother Jessie Argyle. Born in East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of five, she went on to marry the love of her life, a young Englishman named Edward Smith. In a wide-ranging conversation with Terri-ann White, Steve reflects on how his grandparents’ home came to be a safe haven and a hub of Aboriginal cultural and social life for 30 years.

Stephen Kinnane

Stephen Kinnane is a Marda Marda from Mirriwoong country in the East Kimberley. He has been an active writer and researcher for more than 25 years, as well as lecturing and working on sustainability, politics and history with a focus on regional and local community resilience, belonging and connections with place. His interests are diverse, encompassing Aboriginal history, creative documentary (both visual and literary), regional sustainability and resource scarcity.

Time & Location

Sun 21 Feb


Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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  • Supported by Boffins Books

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