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Join us as we travel around the globe, reading a different book each month with the Museum Friends' Time Traveller's Book Club, on the last Tuesday of each month. Free and exclusive to Museum Friends. We meet in the Friends Lounge. Bookings essential. See Plan your visit for more on our COVID safety measures.

Time Traveller's Book Club – House of Rain Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us as we discuss Craig Childs's House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilisation across the American Southwest. Physical adventure and scholarly detective work are combined to uncover the story of the lost Anasazi people. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Time Traveller's Book Club – The Boundless Sea Time: 11am–12pm Date: Tuesday 27 April 2021 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us as we discuss David Abulafia’s broad-ranging history of human involvement with the world’s greatest oceans. The Boundless Sea complements our previous books, Blainey’s Captain Cook’s Epic Voyage and Thompson’s The Puzzle of Polynesia. Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

A book with a yellow cover. It has black text on it which reads

The Gold Colonies of Australia

Our book club host

Our book club conversations are led by Dr Mike Smith AM. Mike is a pioneering desert archaeologist who established the National Museum's Centre for Historical Research. He is a Professor at Flinders University in South Australia and an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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