Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Lecture: Cracking O'Reilly's code


Sunday 16 October | 3pm – 4.15pm


Standard | $20
Concession | $15
Fenians Festival members | $15

Prices are for lecture only.
*Admission fees apply to WA Maritime Museum

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival presents Cracking O'Reilly's Code, a lecture assessing the significance of John Boyle O'Reilly's 1868 book of poetry.

Presented by Dr. Kate Gregory,  the lecture will explore the story of this little book of poetry, and how its significance came to be recognised, and the ways in which it creates a tangible connection to John Boyle O'Reilly and his time in Western Australia.   

About your presenter

Dr. Kate Gregory is the Battye Historian at the State Library of Western Australia.  She has been exploring , developing and sharing their rich collections since 2013. Kate has a PhD in Art History from University of Melbourne. She has served as a Trustee of the Western Australian Museum. In 2006 she helped curate the exhibition Escape! Fremantle to Freedom at Fremantle Prison. Kate co-authored from the Barracks to the Burrup: the National Trust in Western Australia with Andrea Witcomb and was shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards.  Kate has regular interview pots with ABC Radio720 and 6PR where she discusses collections held by the State Library and many facets of West Australian history. 

Presented by: Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Inc.
Location: NWS Shipping Theatre