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The feats of swimmer and actress Annette Kellerman (1886–1975) are astonishing. From a childhood in Marrickville, she became an international celebrity as an endurance swimmer, a highly paid entertainer of the vaudeville stage and a star of American silent films. She played a key role in popularising the one-piece swimsuit for women and became a very successful businesswoman.

The current Powerhouse Museum exhibition Million Dollar Mermaid presents this story and pays tribute to the artistry of her performances. Extensive research by curator Peter Cox casts new light on Kellerman’s achievements. Join Peter for a lively illustrated History Week talk about Annette Kellerman including rare footage from the Kellerman archives.

When: Tuesday 5 September 2017, 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Where: Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, 362-372 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill
Cost: Free – book online.
Contact: or 02 9335 2167
Hosted by Inner West Council – Library and History Services

Image: Annette Kellerman, Inner West Council- Library and History Services