Harlem Nights: The Secret History of Australia’s Jazz Age

Join author and historian, Deirdre O’Connell, as she tells the untold story of Australia’s Jazz Age. The 1920s were a time of wonder and flux, when Australians sensed a world growing smaller, turning faster-and, for some, skittering off balance.

American movies, music and dance brought together what racial lines kept apart. African American jazz represented the type of modernism that cosmopolitan Australians craved- and the champions of White Australia feared.

Location: Castle Hill Library, 14 Pennant Street, Castle Hill 2154  View Map

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