Backroom Press Events 2018
Launch of Beyond the Lattice: Broome’s early years
by Susan Sickert
The second edition of Beyond the Lattice: Broome’s early years was launched in April 2018 at the Kimberley Bookshop. Backroom Press committee member Ben Collins interviewed a panel of three people, Carol Tang Wei, Arnhem Hunter and Rachel Bin Salleh who represented Broome families, all featured in the book.
The Bookshop was crowded as many came to obtain their own copy of this new edition. The event attracted well wishers and Broome history enthusiasts, and many who were paying tribute to Susan.
Beyond the Lattice: Broome’s early years was originally published in 2003 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press. It explores the history of Broome’s multicultural community and tells the inside story of race relations in the town’s early days. Meticulously researched, it has become a local classic.
Sadly, Susan passed away shortly before the launch, after years of ill health.