'Whole Histories'
keeping the stories alive

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April 2017

St Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong

Do join us for a unqiue and interesting gathering for
local and family historians, archives and museum workers and
anyone with an interest in Australia history.

Program

Saturday talks and lunch package $85.00
and/or
Galong House Dinner package $70.00

 

Friday 7 April
12.00noon
 

Registration - rooms will be available and the common room facilites with coffee and tea is available for your BYO lunch.

2.00pm
 

Welcome & Official Opening

2.15pm

 

 

Closer Settlement, geese, school days and council shenanigans: Telling tales from the Yass & District Historical Society Archives.

Dr Richard Reid, Yass & District Historical Society Inc.

3.00pm
 

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm

 

'It's all in the family': revisiting education in family history societies.

Danny O'Neill, Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.

4.15pm
 

Free time

6.15pm
 

Dinner

7.15pm

 

 

Re-imagining small museums: old and new.

Cheryl Mongan, Yass & District Historical Society Inc.

8.00pm

 

 

Hearing the past, seeing the future: sounds, moving images and local collections.

Dr Jeff Brownrigg, Australian National University.

   

Saturday 8 April

9.00am

 

 

Local history and national meaning in museums.
Keynote speaker

Dr Mathew Trinca, Director, Australian National Museum.

10.00am

 

Morning tea

10.30am
 

Jules Matras, his lost mongrel retriever and documenting the bush in 2017.

Michael Piggott, Archival consultant and historian.

11.15am

 

 

Keeping whole histories Whole: conservation of cultural materials.

John Greenwood, Consulting conservator.

12.00am

 

 

The War on Entropy: Strategies for preserving photographic collections.

James Walters, Vivid Recollection.

12.45pm
 

Lunch

1.45pm

 

 

New approaches to family history, local history and public history.

Dr Tanya Evans,  Macquarie University.

2.30pm

 

 

Kindred practices: local, family and ABD historians.

Prof Melanie Nolan, Director of the National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

3.15pm  

Cliftonwood: interpreting a local property.

Tony Wade, owner of Cliftonwood, Yass.

4.00pm
 

Afternoon tea - and free time to explore the environs of St Clement's and the historic cemetery.

6.00pm   Echoes from an Australian Past: an entertainment.
6.45pm
 

Pre-dinner drinks - gather on the verandah of Galong House to relax and chat before the main event.

7.30pm

 

 

Dinner in Galong House

Our evening by candleight will reflect the days when Galong was well 'beyond the limits of location'. A delicious three course dinner will be accompanied by refreshments and great company.

Our first seven Prime Ministers: the stories you don't know.
Dr David Headon,
Cultural Historian-

 

Sunday 9 April

9.00am

 

 

Historical Societies: Their Value to Members and the Community.

Judith Dunn, Parramatta & District Historical Society.

9.30am

 

 

Having your say: a forum for all.

Judith Dunn, Convenor.

10.00am  

Morning tea

10.30am

 

 

Publications: Perfection and pitfalls.

Merrillee Chignell, Department of Veterans' Affairs.

11.15am

 

 

Putting your face out there: making the most of social media.

Rachel Purdy,Yass & District Historical Society Inc.

11.45pm  

Future options in a changing world.

Dr Carol Liston, President Royal Australian Historical Society.

12.30pm  

Wrapping it up

Cheryl Mongan, Richard Reid & Jeff Brownrigg

12.45pm  

Lunch

Please note that times, titles and speakers could vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

The brochure, registration form and travel directions are available as pdf files.

Further details of the venue, accommodation and surroundings at St Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong are available on our venue page.

Pre-seminar information will be forwarded to all participants upon receipt of full payment.

To register for this event

Please complete the registration form and forward with a cheques made payable to Yass & District Historical Society Inc to

Whole Histories
Yass & District Historical Society Inc
P O Box 304
Yass NSW 2582

Alternatively email your registration to wholehistories@yasshistory.org.au and deposit funds directly to our account

Yass & District Historical Society Inc, Westpac, Yass BSB 032 771 Account No 12 0621 and quote your name on deposit.

Enquiries by E-Mail wholehistories@yasshistory.org.au

By telephone

Cheryl Mongan 6226 1435 Anne Pigram 6226 4894 Maureen Collins 6226 1334

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