Bendigo Writers Festival and Law Week present

The Court Sessions - Dunolly

An afternoon with writers Terry Smyth and Sulari Gentill

Dunolly, a tiny town between Bendigo and Maryborough in Victoria’s Central Goldfields, is the perfect setting for lively, entertaining discussions about crime and punishment.

This proud community worked hard to restore their two glorious historic courthouses. With assistance from the Victoria Law Foundation, Bendigo Writers Festival’s outreach program heads to Dunolly for an afternoon of stimulating discussion with two top writers.

Pre-event historic building tour: 1pm Starting at the Old Court House and finishing at the Town Hall Court House

Session 1

2pm – 3pm Town Hall Court House

Meet the Writers:  Terry Smyth introduces his book on Denny Day, “Australia’s greatest lawman”, who brought the Myall Creek massacre to trial; Sulari Gentill  introduces her debonair artistic gentleman sleuth, Rowland Sinclair, the hero of her historic crime fiction series.

Afternoon Tea - 3.15pm 

Session 2

3.30pm- 4.30pm Town Hall Court House

Truth Stranger Than Fiction - Terry Smyth and Sulari Gentill discuss their interest in colonial Australia, how ethics, the law and society have changed, what lessons are to be learned from the past – and the joys and difficulties of writing about history.


Both sessions with afternoon tea  - $25


Bendigo Coachlines will run a bus from The Capital, 50 View Street, Bendigo, to Dunolly Historic Precinct, departing noon, returning by 5.30pm, tickets $20 return, purchase from driver on the day.

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  • 2:00PM Sun 21 May 2017

Dunolly Town Hall
83 Broadway, Dunolly

P: 5434 6100

E: [email protected]

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