Speaker: Nadia Wheatley

Topic: Charmian Clift’s The End of the Morning


The End of the Morning, Charmian Clift’s previously unpublished novella, is OUT! Let the celebrations begin…Following her most successful celebration of Charmian Clift’s life and works through 2023, Nadia is now very pleased to see Clift’s novella, together with a selection of Clift’s essays, finally published.

Clift began working on The End of the Morning in 1962. ‘Written from the perspective of an adolescent girl named Cressida Morley, Clift reached back into her own childhood in Kiama, New South Wales, swapping the whitewashed walls and Aegean seascapes of her adopted home for memories of hot tar, sand dunes, basalt columns and sibling rivalry.’(Walter Marsh. 2024). But, fearing that her husband was dying, Clift put her own work aside to help him to write the significant work he craved, which became My Brother Jack. Clift’s novel was never finished.


Where –  The meeting room at the Customs House Library, at Circular Quay.
When –  The talk will begin at 12.15, The room is open from 11.30 for tea/coffee/sandwiches.
Entry – $20 JSNWL members $25 non-members
PLEASE BOOK BY NOON Monday 17 June 2024
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