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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.

Book selections by our host, Dr Mike Smith, span space and time, covering some of the most interesting human histories on the planet.

Time Traveller’s Book Club is free for Museum Friends. Join Friends today to take part.

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Our reading list

May 2020

The Great Influenza — The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

By John Barry, Penguin Books, 2004

June 2020

American Colonies — The Settling of North America

By Alan Taylor, Penguin, 2003

Comments on each book open are open for a month, from the last Monday of the month.

Time Traveller's Book Club usually meets in the Museum's Friends Lounge on the last Tuesday of each month for a discussion and morning tea.

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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