'Whole Histories'
Keeping the stories alive

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April 2017

St Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong

An event not to be missed!

Few rooms available - contact us for further information

We live in a digital age but we must not lose sight of the past and the value history contributes to our communities. 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? During the weekend our speakers will address this and other aspects of keeping history alive and within the public gaze.

We have been fortunate to have assembled a great line up of speakers who have much to offer - their collective expertise is phenomenal! Our keynote speaker is Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia. He and Dr Carol Liston, President of the Royal Australian Historical Society, together with speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines will give thought provoking presentations sure to fire the imaginations of anyone with an interest in history. Participants are especially encouraged to join in the Sunday morning forum discussions.

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 and good company with after dinner speaker Dr David Headon.

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 manage a full weekend why not take advantage of a day in the country with the

Galong House Dinner $70.00
Pre-dinner entertainment & drinks, 3 course dinner, refreshments & entertainment.

Registration fees

Full weekend package - see details above Paid in full by 17 Mar 2017 YDHS Members
Single room (shared bathrooms) $435.00 per person $410.00 per person
Twin room (shared bathrooms) $435.00 per person $410.00 per person
Shared twin ensuite room* $475.00 per person $450.00 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.
$85.00 per person $75.00 per person
Galong House Dinner - Pre-dinner drinks, 3 course dinner, refreshments & entertainment. $70.00 per person $65.00 per person

YDHS Members only

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

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

Places can be secured by a deposit of $100.00 per person with payment in full by 17 March 2017. 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 - mail a completed registration form and a cheque 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 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 6226 1435 Anne Pigram 6226 4894 Maureen Collins 6226 1334

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This page last updated: 17 March 2017