Robyn Davidson

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
23 March 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Robyn Davidson and Elizabeth McCarthy

There are restless people ... and then there is Robyn Davidson.

She’s the kind of person who spends months travelling through western India with nomadic Rabari cattle-herders. And, perhaps most famously, she’s the kind of person (well, the only person) who undertakes 2,700-kilometre journeys across Australian desert with four feral camels and a dog for company. Her account of that incredible journey is, of course, the much-loved 1978 Australian classic, Tracks.

The book inspired generations of Australians to examine their own ideas around freedom, country, solitude and connection. And these are subjects that Davidson has continued to question throughout her career, returning to nomadic peoples and cultures and travelling and writing about remote places – especially in north-western India and Tibet.

This year, Tracks turns 40 and Davidson will appear in conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy to discuss the Australia she saw then, and the Australia she sees today. Join this remarkable Australian writer for a conversation about travel, creativity and what keeps her moving.

Presented in partnership with Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.

Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery will be our bookseller at this event.