'Whole Histories'
keeping the stories alive

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2019

St Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong

Book early to ensure your place & receive a $20.00 discount!


Our Whole Histories conferences held in April 2017 and March 2018 was such a success that we will host a third gathering in May 2019.

It was evident from discussions during the 2017 conference that most historical and family history societies are facing the same issues of declining and aging memberships, tussles wirth technology, funding and numerous other problems related to ensuring the longevity of their various groups.

In an ever changing world the pursuit and recording of history is also changing but will museums, archives, historical and family history groups of today survive the pressures of such rapid change and declining memberships? Our previous conferences addressed many of these issues. This year we bring another group of speakers who will continue the theme of finding local and family history in lesser known places. It's all about keeping your community and your own family history stories alive for future generations.

This year our two keymote speakers Jeff Brown, Surveyor General for the Australian Capital Terrotiory and Kevin Bradfley, Deputy Director General of the National Library of Australia will be joined by a further fourteen speakers and musicians. From diverse backgounds and disciplines they will present thought provoking presentations sure to fire the imaginations of anyone interested in Australian history.

It is not all talk either - It is country hospitality with entertainment and drinks before a three course candlelit dinner in historic Galong House. Good food, good wine, music and good company. Our after dinner speaker will be Dr Mathew Trinca, Directior of the National Museum of Australia, who will speak on local authors connected to the Brindabellas..

For full details of the seminar featuring a great line up of speakers see the program.

What is included in the registration fee

Saturday options

If you cannot attend the full conference program why not take advantage of a day in the country with the

Galong House Dinner $85
Pre-dinner entertainment & drinks, 3 course dinner, refreshments & entertainment.

Registration fees

Full weekend package - see details above Paid in full by 30 April 2019 YDHS Members
Single room (shared bathrooms) $475.00 per person* $445.00 per person*
Twin room (shared bathrooms) $475.00 per person* $445.00 per person*
Shared twin ensuite room* $515.00 per person* $485.00 per person*
Transport from XPT Harden and return $10.00 per person  
Light lunch Friday 12-30-1.30pm $10.00 per person  
Options for Saturday participants    
Saturday package -
Talks, morning & afternoon teas, lunch.
$100.00 per person $90.00 per person
Galong House Dinner - Pre-dinner drinks, 3 course dinner, refreshments & entertainment. $85.00 per person $80.00 per person

* Early Bird Registrations paid in full by 15 March are eligible for a $20.00 discount.

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

Places can be secured by a minimum deposit of $100.00 per person with payment in full by 30 April 2019. Cancellations received after that date will attract a fee of $100.00.

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

To register for this event please mail a completed registration form and a cheque made payable to
Yass & District Historical Society Inc

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 the funds to

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