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Writers Weekend

The Last Daughter

Brenda Matthews

The Last Daughter Sun 25 Feb Theatre, State Library of Western Australia $25
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Sun 25 Feb at Theatre, State Library of Western Australia, from $25

Presented in association with Writing WA

Join us for a special screening of The Last Daughter and an in conversation with author and film director Brenda Matthews. Brenda will discuss Australian history, government bureaucracy and one woman's journey back to identity and belonging in a session facilitated by Lesley Reece AM.

Brenda Matthews 

Brenda is a proud Wiradjuri woman. She lives with her husband, Mark, in Bundjalung country, Queensland. Brenda is a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter, an aunty, a storyteller, a speaker, co-founder and Indigenous director of Learning Circle Australia and co-director of the feature film, The Last Daughter, a documentary of her life.

Lesley Reece

Lesley is the Chair of Writing WA, founding Director of The Literature Centre (1991 – 2021), founding Trustee of the Irish Children’s Book Trust and founding Board Member of Australian Children’s Laureate Association. She has won the CBCA’s Nan Chauncey Award and has received an AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for her work promoting Australian children’s literature and nurturing those who create it. She has been deeply involved in promoting WA adult literature for Perth Festival 2019 – 2021 and wrote the Guide to Irish Children’s Books, Volumes 1 & 2, 1990 and 1991

Time & Location

Sun 25 Feb

10am Theatre, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Northbridge / Yandilup



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    • General Admission: $25

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