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Peter Garrett in conversation with David Leser

APRIL 18, 2013: CANBERRA, ACT. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Education Minister Peter Garrett meet with representatives of the Australian Education Union (AEU) on the lawns of Federal Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory where the AEU unveiled a 20m banner in support of the Gonski school funding reform. (Photo by Gary Ramage / Newspix) Contact Email: Contact Web URL: Contact Email:

Byron Bay Writers Festival is thrilled to present the legendary Peter Garrett as he discusses his highly anticipated memoir Big Blue Sky at The Byron Theatre on Wednesday 28 October.

Don’t miss the remarkable musician, activist and former Cabinet Minister in conversation with David Leser as they delve into his incredible life.

Peter Garrett’s life has been deeply felt and fully lived. A man of boundless energy, compassion, intelligence and creativity, he has already achieved enough to fill several lives.

From his idyllic childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney, to an early interest in equality and justice; from the height of 1960s culture shock at ANU to fronting iconic Australian band Midnight Oil; from his time as a galvanising activist for the environment to being the only unaligned Cabinet Minister in two Labor governments, Garrett has an extraordinary story to tell.

He writes movingly about Australia’s environment and its First Peoples, about his love for his family and his passion for our country: what it means to him and what it can become.

Provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring, this memoir goes to the heart and soul of a fascinating Australian and raises questions crucial to us all.

The Byron Theatre

Wednesday 28 October, 6pm

Tickets $30

Bookings: 1300 368 552 or

Big Blue Sky is published 13 October, 2015
Peter Garrett

DECEMBER 11, 1989: MELBOURNE, VIC. (L-R) Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke with President of the Australian Conservation Foundation Peter Garrett at the opening of the ACF headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria. (Photo by Michael Potter / Newspix) Contact Email: Contact Web URL: Contact Email: