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D’Arcy Wentworth worked as a surgeon on Norfolk Island, at Parramatta and in Sydney Town; he was made Principal Surgeon in 1809. From the early 1790s he subscribed to numerous medical periodicals from England, determined to keep abreast of advances in diagnosis and treatment. He quoted from these in an extensive aide memoire, his Medical Notebook, which includes:

D’Arcy’s references to 14 eighteenth century medical journals

D’Arcy’s references to 300 eighteenth century medical practitioners

D’Arcy’s references to 400 medical conditions and treatments

Author talk. Merewether Historical Society, Tues. 8 February 2022

At 11.00am, Merewether Bowling Club, Caldwell Street, Merewether

Author talk, Moss Vale Probus Club, Thurs. 11 February 2021

At 10.30am, Mittagong RSL Club, Bessemer Street, Mittagong

Author Talk, Camden Historical Society, Wed. 13 November 2019

At 7.30pm, 40 John Street, Camden

Author Talk, City of Sydney Historical Society, Tues. 12 November 2019

At 2.00pm, the Mechanics Institute, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Guest speaker, Women’s Pioneer Society of Australasia Luncheon, 21 August 2019

Royal Automobile Club, Sydney

Author talk, Newcastle & Hunter District Historical Society, Sunday 28 July 2019

At 1.30pm, Old Savoy Theatre, Cromwell & Alma Sts, New Lambton

Author talk, Hawkesbury Historical Society, Saturday 22 June 2019

At 2.00pm, Hawkesbury Regional Museum, 8 Baker Street, Windsor

Author talk, Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society, Saturday 25 May 2019

At the Stone Chapel, Gunderman

Author talk, Manly Warringah Historical Society, Sat.13 April 2019

At 2.00pm, Nth Curl Curl Community Centre, Cnr Abbott & Griffin Rds

Author talk, Woollahra Library, Wednesday 10 April 2019

At 11.00am, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Author talk, Hunters Hill Historical Society, Thurs 28 February 2019

At 10.30am, Hunters Hill Museum, 22 Alexandra Street

The James Jervis Memorial Lecture, Parramatta & District Historical Association, 17 October 2018

At 6.30pm, an author talk on D’Arcy Wentworth, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Association, at Burnside Public School, Parramatta, New South Wales, 2150.

Author talk at The Cheeseboard, 28 June 2018

At 6.30pm, an author talk on Persuasion, evocation of a lost romance, at 31 Wolverhampton Street, Stafford, Queensland, 4053.

Jane & D’Arcy at the Cooroy Festival, 12 May, 2018

Cooroy Library, Queensland, 4563

Melbourne Launch, Such Talent

Such Talent & Such Success was launched in Melbourne at Avenue Books, Albert Park, on Monday 25 September.

Author Talk Bathurst

On Saturday, 19 April at 2.00pm, Wal Walker gave a talk about Jane & D’Arcy at the Bathurst Library.

Author Talk Buderim

On Friday 4 August, Wal Walker gave an author talk in the sunny courtyard of Books of Buderim.

Sydney Launch, Such Talent

On 28 July 2017, at 10.00am, Such Talent & Such Success was officially launched in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney. Pro Chancellor Dorothy Hoddinott welcomed Jane Austen lovers, students and staff, Wentworth family and friends and visitors, and invited former Chancellor of the University and former New South Wales Governor, Professor the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir, to launch the second and final volume of Jane & D’Arcy.

Author Talks

At 5.30pm, 18 July 2017, the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen in Winchester, author Wal Walker gave a talk at the Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, entitled

Jane & D’Arcy : Fact or Fiction.

At 6.30pm, 20 July 2017, he spoke about Jane & D’Arcy at the Leichhardt Library, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt.

Melbourne Launch, Folly

Folly was launched in Melbourne on Monday 15th May 2017 at Readings in Hawthorn. It was attended by Wentworth family and friends, Jane Austen lovers and a descendant of her brother Charles.

Canberra Launch. Folly

Folly was launched in Canberra, the National Capital, at Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka, on Friday 12th May 2017. It was attended by Wentworth family members and Jane Austen lovers and aficionados, who had a range of questions.

Sydney Launch, Folly

On 7 April 2017, Folly is not always Folly was officially launched by Professor the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir, the former Governor of New South Wales, at Parliament House in Sydney, the house D’Arcy built as part of the Rum Hospital, where he lived for some years. The launch was attended by over sixty of his descendants, and friends.

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