ABOUT THE SHOW
Australia’s bestselling non-fiction writer of the past 15 years, Peter FitzSimons talks in conversation ahead of his new release The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse.
Selling over a million copies worldwide, Peter is the author of over twenty-seven books, including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Eureka, Ned Kelly and Gallipoli. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.
His latest release follows the extraordinary story of the Australian Light Horse from the Australian bush to the Battle of Beersheba. Revealing the feats of the Australians who built the legend, it is a brilliantly told tale of courage, resilience and derring-do from Australia’s favourite storyteller.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Peter FitzSimons AM is Australia’s bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 35 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and the SUN-HERALD.
He is the author of a number of highly successful books, including BREAKER MORANT, BURKE AND WILLS, MONASH’S MASTERPIECE, KOKODA, NED KELLY and GALLIPOLI, as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.
Peter grew up on a farm north of Sydney, went to boarding school in Sydney and attended Sydney University. An ex-Wallaby, he also lived for several years in rural France and Italy, playing rugby for regional clubs. He and his wife Lisa Wilkinson AM – journalist, magazine editor and television presenter – have three children; they live in Sydney.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 15+
Contains simulated violence