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The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts is hosting six-time Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O’Brien as he reflects on social and political upheavals he has witnessed and the personalities who have made history.

Kerry O’Brien has been speaking to Australia for over fifty years. His is the voice of every significant event in our recent history, of turmoils, upheavals, national and international crises and celebrations.

In this ground-breaking account he reflects on the social and political upheavals he has witnessed, of lessons learned and lessons ignored, and the personalities who have made history all the while sharing some of his own story.

Bookings are essential.

About Kerry:

Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most respected journalists, with six Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley and the Walkley for outstanding leadership in journalism. In a career spanning more than fifty years, Kerry has worked for newspapers, television and a wire service, and as a foreign correspondent. Thirty-three of those years were at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he cut his teeth on the trail-blazing current affairs programs This Day Tonight and Four Corners. He was the inaugural presenter of Lateline for six years, the editor and presenter of 7.30 for fifteen years, and the presenter of Four Corners for five.

His acclaimed four-part interview series with Paul Keating was broadcast on the ABC in 2013, followed by his best-selling book, Keating, published in 2015. O’Brien has specialised in national politics for the ABC as well as the Seven and Ten television networks, and was a press secretary to Labor leader Gough Whitlam. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology.

When: Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Where: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: Free to $44.99 please book your ticket here. Bookings are essential
Contact: 02 9262 7300

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