2022 NT Writers Festival: Lunchtime at the Library: 'Jack of Hearts'.

Friday 24 June | 12.00pm-1.00pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Friday, 24 June, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
Four head shots in a line. Starts with a white middle aged man with short brown hair and slightly smiling. Second is a older woman with grey hair, dark skin and smiling. Third picture is an older man with grey hair, tanned skin with a neutral expression. And last headshot is a middle to later aged woman with blond-ish grey hair, tanned skin, and smiling.

Join Aboriginal activist, essayist and historian Jackie Huggins AM and her sister Ngaire Jarro for a lunchtime book talk about Jack of Hearts, a moving biography of their father, Jack, and his role as an Aboriginal soldier in World War II. Jackie and Ngaire are joined by the curators of the Tiwi Heroes: World War Two Encounters exhibition – writer and historian Charlie Ward and Muran man Don Christophersen – for an illuminating discussion about the often overlooked contributions of Aboriginal people to Australia’s defence. 

This event is generously sponsored by First Nations Australia Writers Network and Magabala Books.

Image: Charlie Ward, Jackie Huggins AM, Don Christophersen and Ngaire Jarro.