Writing History: You Can’t Google It!

Mark Dapin

Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

This course was originally scheduled for September 2021 but has been postponed to November due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney. 

It takes more than just Google! Mark Dapin interviewed 160 people and spent two and a half years reading press clippings and searching government archives to produce his prize-winning history of Australia’s Vietnam-era national service scheme, The Nashos’ War.

In this workshop, Mark will focus on developing interviewing skills, checking facts, and working with archived documents. He will teach how to separate facts from folklore and, perhaps most importantly, how to turn cold dead facts into living, vibrant prose. He will also discuss researching and writing family histories and personal memoirs.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Expected learning outcomes

Participants will improve their:

  • research skills, including fact-checking
  • interviewing skills
  • writing skills, particularly in terms of bringing historical facts to life

Participant requirements

Pen and paper.

If you are feeling unwell and experiencing any COVID-related symptoms on the day of the course, please stay at home and contact us.

If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.

Please read our FAQ before enrolling.


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Writing History: You Can’t Google It!

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