Heather Rossiter

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Interview: Arts Wednesday with Sylvia RosenblumEastside Radio on Wednesday 23 November 2016

Heather was Sylvia’s guest, talking about her book Sweet Boy Dear Wife Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886

» Listen on the eastsidefm.org

Interview: Midday with Margaret ThrosbyABC Classic FM Midday 20 August 2015

Margaret Throsby spoke to Heather Rossiter about why she abandoned the Antarctic to write a book about Iran : Sweet Boy Dear Wife Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886

Now available, published by Wakefield Press

Sweet Boy Dear Wife Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881–1886
Heather Rossiter

The gripping story of a fascinating woman, a history of Persia and a guide book for today's tourist.

Interview: Heather Rossiter Shearer's Books Blog - November 2011

What do you think makes the legacy of Douglas Mawson and the other Antarctic explorers so enduring?
Well, that is a loaded question when you're talking to me, because my whole thesis is that Mawson went to the Antarctic and is remembered, but there were 30 other men who went down there too, they have been forgotten, if they have ever really been known. And Mawson is a great man, let us not dispute that. Great organisationl skills, courage and determination, but he had a lot of personal failings. One of the was that he would not stand for competition.

» Read full interview on Shearer's Books Blog

Philip Adams talks to Heather Rossiter Late Night Live, ABC Radio National - November 2011

Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, Mawson: all those heroes of the Antarctic were leading their expeditions one hundred years ago.
But each had highly skilled men accompanying them, men whose names have largely been forgotten - if they were ever known. One of them was Charles Turnbull Harrisson, who was with Douglas Mawson's 1912 expedition.

» Listen / Download full interview on the ABC website

Event Diary

Heather Rossiter at the Nicholson Museum

Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 6:00pm for 6.30pm
Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney, Manning Rd, Camperdown

Heather Rossiter will speak at the Nicholson Museum "A small woman and a big tel. What Jane Dieulafoy found at Susa."

Cost: $40, $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum and their guests, $10 students. Includes light refreshments. Tickets from the Museum (nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au)

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Event Archive

Tuesday 4 April 2017 Sydney Lyceum Club
Heather Rossiter led a discussion and answered questions on how she researched Jane Dieulafoy’s Persian travels.

6 June 2016 Barry O'Keefe Library, Mosman
Heather Rossiter was guest speaker at "Monday Matters" for a presentation on her latest book Sweet Boy Dear Wife: Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886

15 March 2016 State Library of NSW, Sydney.
Heather gave a special talk on the story behind her latest book. Finding Jane Dieulafoy. Researching and writing Sweet Boy Dear Wife Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886. View invitation

20 October 2015 Balmoral Beach Club Storytellers, Mosman.
Heather presented Finding Jane Dieulafoy "the most remarkable woman in France and perhaps in all Europe" Obituary New York Times 28 May 1916

22 August 2015 Guest speaker, Cockatoo Island Book Club Festival, Sydney.
Heather spoke about difficulties in researching her new book Sweet Boy Dear Wife Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886

31 July 2015 University of Sydney, Sydney.
Sweet Boy Dear Wife Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881-1886 launched at the Nicholson Museum, by Dr John Tidmarsh

March 2015 Heather Rossiter and Nina Riemer presented "The Making of a Book" to members and guests of the Sydney Lyceum Club.
Heather spoke as author about the process of researching, writing and manipulating a manuscript; Nina, an experienced editor, about what happens to the manuscript after delivery to the publisher.

26 February 2014 Aurora Expedition Symposium, Mawson Laboratories, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
To celebrate the centenary of the return of the Aurora which brought to an end the Mawson-led Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Heather Rossiter presented: The boy from Adelaide, C T Madigan.

June 2011 The School of Music Creative Arts Conference Paper: ANTARCTICA Music, Sound & Cultural Connections presented by Adelaide Titterton at the The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Available for download Music as Ritual at the Western Base of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-13

2 February 2013 Guest speaker, Cockatoo Island Book Club Festival, Sydney
Heather Rossiter spoke about the four great poets of Russia's Communist era; Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam, whose brilliant works, growing out of the pain and terror of that time, are a monument to the uncrushable human spirit.

19 May 2012 at 2:30pm Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney
Heather Rossiter and Peter Fitzsimons talk to Richard Glover about the hardship and tragedy of Mawson's, Amundsen's and Scott's expeditions exploring the vast virgin tract of Antarctica.

21 March 2012 at 11.30am The Mint, Sydney
Mawson's Forgotten Men The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson Edited by Heather Rossiter will be discussed at an event for Historic Houses Trust members at The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney

5 March 2012 at 10.30am, Mosman Library, Sydney
Join Heather Rossiter for "Monday Matters" at Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Sydney

13 December 2011 at 6:00pm, State Library, Sydney
Heather Rossiter talks about her book Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diaries of Charles Turnbull Harrisson at the Galleries, State Library NSW, 6-7 pm, Tuesday 13 December.

1 December 2011, Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart
Heather Rossiter will be attending the Mawson's Huts Foundation dinner in Hobart to celebrate the Centenary of the departure of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition from Hobart.

2 December 2011, Queens wharf, Hobart
The Centenary of the departure of SY Aurora from Queens wharf, Hobart, Heather Rossiter will be attending the Mawson's Huts Foundation luncheon in honour of relatives of Members of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

21 November 2011 at 10:00pm, ABC Radio National
Heather Rossiter will be talking to Philip Adams on Late Night Live, ABC Radio National

13 November 2011 at 2pm, Fullers Bookshop, Hobart
Mawson's Forgotten Men The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson Edited by Heather Rossiter will be launched by Sir Guy Green at Fullers Bookshop, Hobart, in association with Antarctic Tasmania

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