ParraMac: The Grand Macquarie Feast

The Whitlam Institute and Riverside Theatres presented a three course banquet of erudition and revelry - a stimulating series of forums focussing on the history of crime and punishment in New South Wales, Sydney's history and urban planning.

First course - From Bread and Dripping to Beef: The Crook’s Emancipation

ParraMac: The Grand Macquarie Feast

A forum on Crime & Punishment in NSW from Macquarie to today with Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, NSW Director of Public Prosecutions; Tony McAvoy, Barrister and Associate Professor Carol Liston, University of Western Sydney Historian.

22 July, 2010


Second course - A Dog’s Breakfast or a Moveable Feast? Should Parramatta be torn down and redeveloped from scratch?
ParraMac: The Grand Macquarie Feast

A lively forum on the future of Sydney’s urban design and planning, starting with Parramatta. Featuring Bob Meyer, Director of Planning, Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Philip Thalis, founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects and Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney Morning Herald columnist.

28 July, 2010

Third course - Richard Glover TGIFWe Get Our Just Desserts: Thank God It's Friday with Richard Glover




History gets hysterical as Richard Glover and his corps of comedians, Jean Kittson, Anthony Ackroyd, Wendy Harmer and Tommy Dean answer curly questions such as: 'Should rum still be our currency?'. Presented in collaboration with 702 ABC Sydney.

7 August, 2010


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