Rosemary Cadden and the marquette of John McDouall Stuart, The Royal Geographical Society of SA

Fake News is as Old as History

Enjoy an hour of time travel as Adelaide writer Rosemary Cadden channels explorer John McDouall Stuart to skip between the 1800s and today to reveal misleading myths and missing moments in our history. Hear the truth behind Proclamation Day; get McDouall Stuart’s take on the so-called race with Burke and Wills; ponder why Goyder called the Flinders Ranges ‘two-faced.’ Rosemary, who comes from the explorer’s home town in Scotland, used his maps and journals to follow his tracks on a solo road trip through the Outback from Adelaide to Darwin to learn more about this country she now calls home. Comparing what he saw and did 150 years ago with her own adventures and encounters, she discovered more than she expected. This talk focuses on some of those hidden histories. Concealed in plain sight.

Presented by Rosemary Cadden