Author Talk | Lorraine Neate

KDHS event on Saturday 16 March in Kiama Family History Centre at 2.30pm with Lorraine Neate

Kiama and District Historical Society presents accomplished speaker and historian Lorraine Neate on Saturday 16 March at 2.30pm in Kiama Family History Centre, Railway Parade to entertain us with her most recent book Scandal, Slander and Interfering with our Neighbours. 

This scandalous history of the Illawarra includes runaway teens, farting convicts and wedding luncheon brawl – Illawarra residents of days gone by were far more interesting than you might have thought.  These tales and more than 40 others make up author Lorraine Neate’s book.

Lorraine was born in Wollongong and her earliest Illawarra connections are from the 1820s (at Jamberoo). She is a descendant of a number of families with Northern Irish roots who came to Kiama Municipality through chain migration.

Lorraine is currently President of the Illawarra Historical Society and a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society Affiliated Societies Committee. In 2018 she was a joint winner of the Friends of Wollongong Library History Prize. She also appears on a monthly history spot on ABC Radio with Mark Matthews.

Everyone is welcome to this is free event and afternoon tea is provided. Books for signature and sale at $30.

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