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Paddington Author Talk: Woolloomooloo with Louis Nowra

Paddington Author Talk: Woolloomooloo with Louis Nowra

Paddington Author Talk: Woolloomooloo with Louis Nowra

3rd May 2017 11:00am-12:00pmWednesday 3 May 2017, 11:00am-12:00pm

Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

Told in his vivid and entertaining style, Louis Nowra shares Woolloomooloo's biography, from the vantage point of the Old Fitzroy Hotel, the cosy, eccentric and wonderful pub on Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo. It's a world of sex, sin, sly grog, sailors, razor gangs, larrikins, workers, artisans, murderers, fishermen, activists, drinkers, fashion designers, tradies, artists and the downright dangerous. It's also a story of courage, resilience, tolerance, compassion. And though the pub has a real theatre, it's the cast of real-life characters that are the stars of this show.

Woolloomooloo's past wraps around its present. Louis - often accompanied by Coco the Chihuahua and other two-legged locals, often walks the streets, uncovering history - some official, some never revealed. He stumbles across pockets of beauty and charm, and the derelict and abandoned. Unforgettable - and unspellable - Woolloomooloo in this book is a place as fascinating as its name.

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