UNIVERSITY of NSW Professor of History Grace Karskens will continue her association with Bathurst when she takes part in an online event next week.
The historian was in Bathurst twice in 2015 - first to speak about Lieutenant William Cox's road across the Blue Mountains and then to deliver the Theo Barker Memorial Lecture.
The lecture, which celebrates the life and work of former history lecturer and Bathurst historian Theo Barker, is co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Bathurst Regional Council.
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Ms Karskens, the multi-award winning author of The Colony, will be speaking about her new book, People Of The River, during an online event on Tuesday, September 22, hosted by the Bathurst Writers' and Readers' Festival, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and BooksPlus.
People Of The River is about Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River on the outskirts of modern Sydney, where the two early Australias - ancient and modern - collided.
It is described as journeying into the lost worlds of the Aboriginal people and the early settlers.
Australian historian and author Professor Tom Griffiths has called People Of The River a "masterpiece of historical writing that takes your breath away".
Ms Karskens will be in-conversation with Jen Barry from BooksPlus from 6.30pm.
Bookings are essential and available online at BMEC: tickets.bmec.com.au.
Copies of People Of The River are available from BooksPlus.