Friends of the Library event, Stardust and Golden

Doug McEachern on his novel Stardust and Golden

Stardust and Golden  takes readers to Adelaide during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, when conscription was on everyone’s minds, and young people took to the streets in protest. Doug McEachern explores the culture of resistance, and also the powerful music influences of the time - the likes of Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, that later became Jefferson Starship. The story circles around a student commune, in which five students with very different interests are living.


WHEN Thursday 31 October, 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

WHERE Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.

ENTRY $10 at the door. Students free.

BOOKINGS Please RSVP by 29 October to, or phone 8313 6356.


“The Sixties liberated some and lost others, as Doug McEachern shows in a novel that revisits what happened when those changing times hit his hometown. Stardust and Golden offers a subtle retrospect on the hope and damage of those heady years, when politics turned lives around. Half a century later, conclusions are harder than ever to draw.”  - Nicholas Jose


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