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Boz in Oz: Charles Dickens’ Colonial Connections
The 112th International Dickens Fellowship Conference

25–30 October 2018

The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia

A range of exceptional talks, visits and entertainments celebrating the life of one of the world’s most famous writers of all time, Charles Dickens. Based at The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, the program includes talks by Booker Prize winning author Tom Keneally AO, Jacqui Newling from Sydney Living Museums, the well-known writers’ walk along Circular Quayled by Susannah Fullerton OAM, FRSN, a display of Dickens-related materials at the State Library of New South Wales and a talk from State Librarian John Vallance as well as many other talks celebrating the life and works of Charles Dickens and his links with Australia. The Festival banquet at Vaucluse House is based on a menu from a book by Catherine Dickens.


‘Miss Havisham a Sydneysider? Dickens’ Australian links get an airing’ The Guardian
‘Conference celebrating life and works of Charles Dickens comes to Sydney’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘Great Expectations’ For Sydney’s First Charles Dickens International Conference State Library of NSW
‘Celebrating Charles Dickens at Centennial Park for his 206th Birthday’ Centennial Parklands