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Author Talks


In recent years, Louise Wilson  has given formal talks to:

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  • GSV Writers' Circle, Melbourne, 1 July 2009
  • Rotary Club, Melbourne South, 25 Sep 2009
  • Founders' Week, Norfolk Island, 4 Mar 2010
  • Emerging Writers' Festival, Melbourne, 24 May 2010
  • GSV Writers' Circle, Melbourne, 1 Sep 2010
  • Descendants of Convicts Group, Melbourne, 5 Mar 2011
  • 'Meet the Author' Literary Lunch, Belgrave Library, VIC, 31 Mar 2011
  • Hawkesbury Family History Group, Windsor NSW, 12 Oct 2011
  • Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat VIC, 10 Oct 2012
  • Glen Eira Town Hall Theatrette, Caulfield VIC, Tues 26 Feb 2013
  • GSV Writers' Circle, Melbourne, 3 Apr 2013
  • Friends of the Gardens, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, 15 Apr 2013
  • Garden Guides, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, 15 Aug 2013
  • GSV Writers' Circle, Melbourne, 4 Sep 2013
  • Ku-ring-gai Historical Soc, Sydney, 5 Oct 2013
  • Gisborne Genealogical Group, Gisborne, 16 Aug 2014
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 18 Feb 2016
  • Cornish Association of Victoria, Oakleigh, 20 Feb 2016
  • Manly Village Public School, 26 & 29 Feb 2016
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, 9 Apr 2016
  • Ryde & District Historical Society, Ryde, 12 Jul 2016
  • Bombala Garden Club, Bombala, 16 Jul 2016
  • Stanton Library, North Sydney, 8 Sep 2016
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, 17 Nov 2016 - Launch of 'Margaret Flockton: A Fragrant Memory'
  • GSV Writers Circle, Melbourne, 1 Mar 2017, 'Book Reviews'
  • AIGS Writers Group, Blackburn, 4 Apr 2017, 'Writing Family History Stories'
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 5 Apr 2017, 'Brothers in Arms'
  • Randwick & District Historical Society, 17 Jun 2017, 'Margaret Flockton: A Fragrant Memory'
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 20 Jul 2017, 'Brothers in Arms'
  • The Landings U3A, North Turramurra, 13 Feb 2018, 'Disinterring Our Early Convict Settlers'
  • GSV Writers Circle, Melbourne, 4 Mar 2020 (with Jean Dart), 'Creating a sense of tension, integrating conflict or struggle in a story'
  • GSV Writers Circle, Melbourne, 7 Jul 2021, Facilitator of Discussion about 'Our Forebears and the Indigenous Population'
  • Yea Library, 8 Dec 2021, 'Retreat into Paradise' by Louisa Valentine
  • Hawkesbury Family History Group, Windsor Library, NSW, 9 Mar 2022 (rescheduled several times in 2021 due to pandemic), 'Turning Family History Research into a Truth-Telling Exercise'
  • Greek Festival of Sydney, Greek Australian Writers Day, interviewing Peter Prineas about his book 'Wild Colonial Greeks', Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay, 12 Jun 2022
  • The Queen's Club, Sydney, 27 Jun 2022, (rescheduled several times in 2020 & 2021 due to pandemic)  'Margaret Flockton: A Fragrant Memory'
  • Thomas and Jane Rose Family Society, Rose Cottage, Wilberforce NSW, 15 Jan 2023, 'The Roses and the Bushells' 
  • FORTHCOMING - Student Workshop, MonkeyBaa Theatre, Darling Harbour, 13 September 2023


Some feedback:

    • There was a lot of positive feedback, people really enjoyed it (Michelle Nichols, Local Studies & Outreach Librarian, Windsor)
    • It was a wonderful talk. I thought Louise spoke with real love & admiration for this woman who achieved so much in a man's world. (Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling, President of the Gallery Guides Association, Ballarat)

    • Thank you for yesterday's talk; we received fantastic feedback and have received a number of calls this morning for our coming workshop program. Your talk encouraged people to start their own family history journey! (Jo Casey, Programs and Promotion, Glen Eira Libraries)

    • Even though I was at the last presentation I'm looking forward to hearing it again - such a fascinating story and you really bring it all to life. (Rosemary Roberts, Guide, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney)

    • I'm very glad I was able to go to your talk yesterday. You were very interesting and entertaining. It's a gift to be able to be so natural. (Stephanie Lee, member of audience at Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney)

    • Just wanted to thank you for a terrific presentation today. As you suggested that we aim to be in our writing, it was so interesting, coherent and relevant. Thank you, you are a great role model. (Jenny Redman, GSV Writers Circle)


She has delivered PowerPoint talks on the following topics:

    • Story Telling - Disinterring Our Early Convict Settlers
    • Arthur Phillip, the Spirit of Australia Day
    • Family History - a Journey. 'Oh, the places you'll go!'
    • Life of Margaret Flockton, Botanical Artist
    • Aspects of Structuring a Family History
    • Writing Family History Stories
    • The Power of Education - a Cornish Tale of How the Wheel Turned Full Circle
    • Flockton & Boulton - the War that Changed Them
    • Creating a Sense of Tension and Integrating Conflict or Struggle in a Family Story
    • Turning Family History Research into a Truth-Telling Exercise