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Join us for the launch of NLA Publishing's new book, Bold Types: How Australia's First Women Journalists Blazed a Trail. Listen to a panel discussion featuring Amy Remeikis, Patricia Karvelas and Katharine Murphy as they talk about the history of Australian women journalists and reflect on their own experiences and careers. 

Bold Types tells the story of women journalists in Australia covering the period from 1860 to the end of World War II.

Tracing the journey of more than 13 independent, adventurous women who ventured far and wide and fought for relevance and gender equality, together these stories illustrate the gains and setbacks of women journalists over nearly a century. In each successive story, their tenacious determination and courage shines through.

Bold Types author Patricia Clarke was a trailblazer herself, as the only woman on the Melbourne staff at the Australian News and Information Bureau in the early 1950s.

The book is being launched by Amy Remeikis, political reporter for The Guardian Australia, who wrote the introduction for Bold Types.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

On the evening, for those who wish to meet for refreshments prior to the event, Bookplate Cafe will remain open until the event starts at 6pm.

Copies of the book can be purchased on the night from the National Library Bookshop.

For those unable to make it to Canberra for the talk, it will be livestreamed online via the Library's Facebook page. No bookings are required to watch the online stream.

Bold Types is a book that will resound with and inspire readers, in a world where women are still fighting against workplace discrimination, gender-based violence and for sexual and reproductive rights.

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Parkes Place West Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

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