Matthew Higgins ‘What a high! Over three decades of exploring our mountain country’

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 12:30pm

Canberra historian, writer and photographer, Matthew will talk about places that have inspired his publications and award-winning work.

Matthew Higgins is a Canberra historian, writer, speaker and photographer, who has worked for many of our national cultural institutions. His work on the original survey of the ACT-NSW Border won a heritage award in 1997.  Matthew’s 1999 book, A Century of Learning, jointly won a national community history award and his 2009 book, Rugged beyond Imagination: Stories from an Australian Mountain Region, was shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year Award. His first novel Seeing Through Snow was launched at the National Library of Australia (NLA) in September, and his new book about the high country, Bold Horizon, will be launched at NLA on Wednesday 11 April 2018.  He has been writing articles for The Canberra Times since 1984. Matthew has been bushwalking and skiing the high country for over 30 years.