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Andrew Sneddon in conversation for Prehistoric Joy
13 Mar / 7:00pm
Scrumptious Reads - 92A Arthur Terrace, Red Hill QLD

Andrew Sneddon in conversation for Prehistoric Joy

Join Andrew Sneddon, archaeologist & author, in conversation with Jonty Bush to discuss his memoir - Prehistoric Joy. This event is hosted in support of the Second Chance charity, a charitable organisation set up in 2001 to raise awareness of the plight of homeless women and their children.

This is a free event, however, bookings are essential. Tickets available via the link below.


Andrew Sneddon has made a name for himself in Australia and internationally as a successful archaeologist and heritage consultant. But his success belies his childhood: at the age of eleven, Sneddon finds himself living in the criminal underbelly of Queensland’s Gold Coast. His conman stepfather has moved the family from suburban Canberra to chase his next scam. But in the 1980s, there is scant help for a woman and her three children who are ricocheting between domestic violence and homelessness.

As Sneddon charts the often frightening and sometimes farcical journey of his teenage years, he also reflects on them through contemporary eyes as an archaeologist. Told with candour and refreshing humour, Prehistoric Joy explores the importance of family and the timeless search for happiness.


Andrew Sneddon is co-owner and a director of Australia’s largest specialist heritage consultancy. He has lived and worked in Melbourne and Sydney, and been involved in archaeological research excavations around the world, including in Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Italy, Greece, Cambodia and Myanmar. Andrew was the Director of UQ’s Culture and Heritage Unit from 2009 to 2017. He currently lives in Brisbane with his wife and son. Prehistoric Joy is his first book.