Author Peter Trickett will give an illustrated talk on the research underpinning his controversial book Beyond Capricorn describing how the Portuguese fleet discovered and secretly mapped the entire east coast of Australia in 1522. This was some 250 years before Captain Cook. On Saturday 14 March join author Peter Trickett at La Vita Restaurant, Kendal Street, Cowra at 7.30pm. For bookings contact Cowra Shire Council on 6340 2000. Cost is $5 (payable on the night) which includes a light supper. The event is part of Cowra's Festival of International Understanding running from 12 15 March. Guest nation this year is Portugal and Cowra Library also has a fantastic display of information and books on Portugal which are available for loan. Come in and check it out.