A SPECIES IN DENIAL AUSTRALIAN LAUNCH, NATIONAL TOUR & AUDIO PRESENTATION
Launch at The Australian Museum 5 June 2003
Over 200 journalists, high profile Australians and interested members of the public attended the Launch of A Species In Denial on the top floor of the Australian Museum in Sydney, overlooking Hyde Park. Eddie Coffey, of Peribo books, said it was the second largest audience for a book launch he had seen in his over 50 years in book publishing.
Main speakers at the Launch for A Species In Denial. Sam Belfield, then CEO of the FHA, Jeremy Griffith, author of A Species In Denial and main speaker, Tim Macartney-Snape AM OAM
NATIONAL TOUR JUNE 2003
Jeremy Griffith and Tim Macartney-Snape went on an Australia-wide tour to promote the Launch of A Species In Denial. Considering the FHA was boycotting the ABC and the Sydney Morning Herald (until they apologise and make satisfactory redress—see Defamation Actions) this promotional tour and media response was highly successful.
|Wed June 4||Radio 2SM (Sydney station that is syndicated to over 30 other stations).
Gareth McCray interviewed Jeremy at 6:35pm.
|Thu June 5||Radio 2CC (Canberra).
Mike Welsh interviewed Jeremy at 3:40pm.
|Tue June 10||Radio 4BC (Brisbane).
Brian Bury interviewed Jeremy at 12pm.
|Wed June 11||Radio 3AK (Melbourne).
Tim Ferguson interviewed Jeremy and Tim at 4:30pm.
|Thu June 12||Readings Bookstore (Carlton, Melbourne). Readings has been Melbourne’s pre-eminent independent bookstore over the past 20 years.
Presentation by Jeremy and Tim, followed by a book signing.
|Fri June 13||University of Queensland Bookshop.
Presentation given by Jeremy and Tim, followed by a book signing.
|Mon June 16||Australian National University (Canberra).
‘The Mountains of the Mind’ public lecture, part of the Toyota Public Lecture Series 2003, by Jeremy and Tim.
|The Canberra Times ran a 400 word review of this lecture in its 17 June 2003 edition, reporting that it ‘provided plenty of food for thought for the audience’.|
|Tue June 17||University of Western Australia (Perth).
‘The Mountains of the Mind’ public lecture by Jeremy and Tim at the Social Science Lecture Theatre.
|The Subiaco Post (Perth) promoted the UWA lecture in 300-word article on 14 June 2003.|
|Thu June 19||Radio 6PR (Perth).
Tony McManus interviewed Jeremy and Tim at 3pm.
|Dymocks bookstore (Rundle Mall, Adelaide) — Winner of The Australian Publishers Association ‘Bookshop of the Year Award’.
Presentation given by Jeremy and Tim, followed by a book signing at the Adelaide Writer’s Centre.
|Fri June 20||Gleebooks bookstore (Sydney).
The National Tour concluded with a presentation by Jeremy and Tim at Gleebooks, one of Sydney’s oldest bookstores.
The following three 20-minute audios of the presentation at Gleebooks are available to download:
- Tim Macartney-Snape introduces the subject of the human condition (MP3 : 6MB)
- Jeremy Griffith presents an overview of A Species In Denial(MP3 : 5MB)
- Questions and Answers (MP3 : 10MB)
Jeremy Griffith’s presentation at Gleebooks, Sydney.