'Whole Histories'
keeping the stories alive

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2019

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 $100.00
and/or
Galong House Dinner package $85.00

 

Friday 10 May

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

 

 

Keynote address
Unlocking history with maps and survey plans.

Jeff Brown, Surveyor-General, Australian Capital Territory

3.15pm
 

Afternoon Tea

3.45pm

 

Heritage in the Limelight: the Magic Lantern in Australia and the World

Dr Martyn Jolly, Australian National University, Canberra.

4.30pm
 

Stories of childhood and place: Australian children's literature collections in the National Library of Australia.

Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll, National Library of Australia, Canberra.

6.00pm
 

Dinner

7.00pm

 

 

Enticing the Public

Embedding local history in the larger picture.

Myfanwy Thompson, Batemans Bay Heritage Museum.

7.30pm

 

 

Popularising local history.

Peter Lacey, South Coast History Society.

   

Saturday 11 May

9.00am

 

 

Early schooling in bush communities near Yass.

Dr Keith Amos, Sydney.

9.45am

 

The History of Bears and the sticky path to local jam making.

Dr Ann Herraman, President. Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society, South Australia.

10.30am
 

Morning tea

11.00am

 

 

'Yes, Canberra has a real pub!': Why it is a heritage place.

Nick Swain, Canberra & District Historical Society Inc.

11.45am

 

 

Keynote address

Local History Resources at the National Library of Australia.

Kevin Bradley, Assistant Director General, National Library of Australia.

1.00pm
 

Lunch

2.00pm

 

 

Footballing Raiders of Canberra and Queanbeyan: the Back Story.

Dr Dave Headon,  Australian National University.

2.45pm

 

Community Roots of Published Music Criticism: Goulburn, 1855.

Dr Jeff Brownrigg,  Canberra.

3.30pm  

Afternoon tea

4.00pm
 

Free time - to explore the environs of St Clement's, relax or take an optional guided walk.

5.45pm  

An Australian Entertainment.

Dr Jennifer Gall & Dr Dave Game,  Canberra.

6.30pm
 

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

7.00pm

 

 

Dinner in Galong House

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

Writing about the Brindabellas - from Banjo Paterson to Elyne Mitchell.

After dinner speaker: Dr Mathew Trinca, Director, National Museum of Australia.

 

Sunday 12 May

9.00am

 

 

Why publish History?: a good question.

Dr Perry McIntyre,   Sydney.

9.45am

 

Neolithic flints, title deeds and the sex organ of a fly: an archival adventure.

Cheryl Mongan,  President, Yass & District Historical Society.

10.30am  

Morning tea

11.00am

 

 

Was your father the Grand Master?

Peter Bindon, Yass & District Historical Society.

11.45pm

 

 

Eat Read Sleep Local.

Dr Richard Reid, Yass & District Historical Society.

1.00pm  

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 0413 312 081 Anne Pigram 6226 1504 Maureen Collins 6226 1334

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