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Swamp, Squat, Skol

Come along and listen to Benjamin Law introduce you to this very special event that will take you on a journey through the backstreets of 'Chippo' to the birth of Australia’s drinking culture, a hotbed of crime, an artistic hub – Chippendale’s history comes to life in this audio documentary, as produced by ABC Radio National especially for this years Festival. Reaching right back to pre-colonial history of the site, the story of Chippo is a colourful one, as you'll hear from local characters Michael Mobbs, Grace Karskens, Benjamin Law, Beverley Hunter, Bronwyn Bancroft, Euphemia Bostock and Mike Bennie. You can catch this fabulous documentary in one of three sessions (5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm) - click on the registration link below for booking details.