Event held on August 10

Book Launch: Ice Bound

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Event runs from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


'Ice Bound' tells the story of Australia in Antarctica, from the very first imaginings of what may lie to the south to the inspiring early expeditions onto the unknown continent, through to the remarkable and valuable scientific work that is still going strong today. Come along and hear 'Ice Bound' author Dr Joy McCann share stories of the intrepid Australian Antarctic explorers. This new National Library of Australia Publishing title is an exciting and comprehensive account of Australian stories in Antarctica, from the early imaginings and expeditions on the continent, through to the continuing vital contributions to the world's knowledge of earth science and climate change. Copies of the book can be purchased on the night from the National Library Bookshop and, following the discussion in the Theatre, Dr McCann will be available for book signings in the Foyer. This event is free to attend but bookings are essential. For those unable to make it to Canberra for the panel discussion, it will be live streamed online via the Library's Facebook page. No bookings are required to watch the online stream.