Book Launch, Courting: An Intimate History of Love and the Law

State Library of NSW, Thursday 16 November 2023, 5.30pm to 7.30pm AEDT

Until well into the twentieth century, heartbroken men and women in Australia could claim compensation for ‘breach of promise of marriage’. Hundreds of people came before the courts, and their stories give us insight into the romantic landscape of the past — where couples met, how they courted, and what happened when flirtations turned sour. Join Alecia Simmonds in conversation with Anne Summers, Anna Clark and Zora Simic for a discussion of love and loss in Simmonds’ new book.

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