A Scandal in Bohemia

Gideon Haigh In Conversation with Mat Trinca

Saturday 25 August 2018
9.30AM – 10.30AM
Liangis Theatre
National Portrait Gallery

A young woman walks home alone, ending in rape and death. The death of Mollie Dean reflects a string of current horrors and tragedies. The life of Molly Dean is entrancing, she’s a beautiful woman leading a Bohemian life. Journalist, biographer and cricket aficionado Gideon Haigh carefully traces a life gone but not forgotten with a forensic application and a commitment to restorative justice. His true focus however is as much about her life as her death. Gideon is in conversation with Director of the National Museum of Australia, Dr. Mathew Trinca.

Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for more than three decades, has contributed to more than 100 newspapers and magazines and published 32 books. The Office won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction; On Warne was shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature; Certain Admissions won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for True Crime; and Stroke of Genius was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Nonfiction.

Dr. Mathew Trinca is the Director of the National Museum of Australia and Co-Chair of the Australia Singapore Arts Group. Mathew’s interests span the 20th century history of Australia, with a focus on the social and cultural relationships between Britain and Australia. He also has a professional interest in the historical and contemporary links between Australia and Asia. His publications include contributions to debates on museum theory and practice, the history of Australian travel to the United Kingdom, on convictism in Western Australia, and on that State’s constitutional history. He has also co-edited two books, Country: Visions of Land and People in Western Australia and Under Suspicion: Citizenship and Internment in Australia during World War II.