Scott Bevan – journalist, author, TV presenter, playwright and musician.
Sydney Harbour is one of the world’s greatest and most beautiful bodies of water.
Scott Bevan has explored its many coves and bays by kayak, yacht and barge, gathering our Harbour’s stories. He has talked to boat builders, fishermen, ship’s captains, historians, divers and environmentalists. The result is a beautiful, authoritative, meditative journey – and of course, the Balmain Peninsula features prominently!
The Harbour: A City’s Heart, A Country’s Soul is due for release on the 1st November with Simon & Schuster, Australia. We can’t wait to see the final product!
Scott has worked in newspapers and television for 32 years. From 2005 to 2016 he was with the ABC, working on the 7:30 report, ABC News, ABC Local Radio and as Moscow Correspondent.
He is the author of four books: The Hunter, Battle Lines: Australian Artists at War, Water From The Moon: A Biography of John Fawcett and Bill: The Life of William Dobell. His documentary work includes Oll: The Life & Art of Margaret Olley and The Hunter. He is now a musician.
On Wednesday 1st November, Scott will be chatting with Philip Bray about his new book, The Harbour, his career and his music.
Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Cost: $12.50 or $10 for Brays Loyalty Club members. Finger food and drinks provided.
Tickets: available in store, or call (9810 5613) or email email@example.com
In the bestselling tradition of Peter Ackroyd’s The Thames, a celebration of one of the world’s great waterways.
Everyone knows Sydney Harbour. At least, we think we do.
Everyone can see the harbour, whether they have ever been to Sydney or not. By as little as a word or two, the harbour floats into our mind’s eye. The Bridge. The Opera House. Fireworks on New Year’s Eve. When we see those images, we feel a sense of belonging. No matter who we are or where we’re from, we see the harbour and we feel good.
In this beautiful, authoritative and meditative journey, Scott Bevan takes us from cove to cove, by kayak, yacht and barge to gather the harbour’s stories, past and present, from boat builders, ship captains and fishermen to artists, divers, historians and environmentalists, from signs of ancient life to the submarine invasion by the Japanese.
This is the ultimate story of Sydney Harbour – a city’s heart and a country’s soul.