What's on: Night Talk: The Enigma of La Malinche - the Woman in the Conquest of the Aztecs
Discover the story of Malintzin (or 'Malinche' as she is known in Mexico), a teenage girl who played a critical role in the conquest of the Aztecs.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 6 November 2014 to 6 November 2014
- 06.30 PM to 07.45 PM
- Australian Museum, entry via William St
- $30 ($20 Members)
About the talk
Given to the Spaniards by the Mayans as a humble slave, Malinche became interpreter and intelligence gatherer for the Spanish leader, Hernán Cortés, and the mother of his first son. Malinche’s courage and gift for languages allowed her to survive through unimaginably precarious times. Yet in modern Mexico she is often scorned as a traitor. Was she? Or do our histories construct the heroes and villains we need?
About the speaker
Anna Lanyon studied Spanish and History at La Trobe University in Melbourne. She lives on the south-west coast of Victoria but visits Mexico and Spain whenever she can. Anna’s book - Malinche’s Conquest - won the New South Wales Premier’s General History Prize in 2000 and has been translated into Italian, German, French and Spanish.
How to book
Book online below or contact our Members team on (02) 9320 6225 or via email.