— Wadjemup to Walyalup – End of Year Function, 20 November 2013 —
Wednesday 20 November 2013
5.30pm to 7pm
Meet at the prison gatehouse (just inside the main gate) at 5.15pm
Join other History Council members for a private tour of Fremantle prison’s new exhibition Wadjemup to Walyalup which examines the history of incarceration of Aboriginal people in Western Australia. The exhibition features historic photographs of prisoners at Fremantle Prison, Rottnest Island and Roebourne Gaol, as well as children incarcerated at the Moore River and Carrolup native camps. Artworks by Aboriginal artists created while they were at Fremantle Prison, neck irons from Roebourne Old Gaol, Rules and Regulations from the Rottnest Gaol, and more can be seen on display.
The tour of the exhibition with the curator, Luke Donegan will commence at 5.30pm (sharp). At 6.15pm, we will adjourn to the Convict Cafe for a Sundowner. The tour and Sundowner costs $25.00 per head and the event will be ticketed. The ticket price includes the tour, yummy finger food and a glass of wine or orange juice.
For details of how to find the Prison, follow this link:
— 1956 Revolution on the Beaches with Ed Jaggard, 18 September 2013 —
6pm for 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 September 2013
The Clubrooms at Swanbourne-Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club
282 Marine Parade, Swanbourne, WA 6010
Gold Coin donation appreciated
[drinks will be available for purchase at the club bar]
In 1956 when the Surf Lifesaving Association of Australia invited teams of American and Hawaiian lifeguards to visit Australia to compete in an international surf lifesaving carnival several team members brought short Malibu surf boards with them.
When they demonstrated the manoeuverability of these short boards a revolution on Australian beaches soon occurred.
Surf Clubs found their control of the beaches challenged, membership stagnated for a decade, our beaches became places of conflict rather than harmony, and mass bodysurfing rapidly declined.
How and why did the revolution occur?
Ed Jaggard formerly lectured in history at Edith Cowan University and currently holds the position of Honorary Professor. His particular interests are the history of Australian beach culture in the twentieth century, and nineteenth century British electoral politics.
He edited and contributed to Between the Flags (2006), a centenary history of the Australian surf lifesaving movement, and has recently completed a commissioned biography of Reginald Pole Carew (1753-1835), a wealthy British landowner, traveller and politician.
— Notice of Annual General Meeting, 14 August 2013 —
Wednesday 14 August 2013
c/- Royal West Australian Historical Society
Stirling House, 49 Broadway, (cnr Clark Street) Nedlands 6009
5.15pm for drinks and nibbles
5.45pm for AGM business
6.30pm for AGM lecture
Buses run frequently down from Central Perth down Stirling Highway past UWA. The University car parks on Fairway are about 2 minutes walk from Stirling House.
After 5pm, there is free street parking
We hope that you can join us at 5.15pm for drinks and nibbles before the meeting. The AGM business will start at 6pm.
Please consider nominating for our Committee. We have been short-handed all year and would welcome some new people to invigorate our Committee. I attach a nomination form and urge you to consider nominating.
After the meeting, Professor Charlie Fox will present the AGM address on “Writing Radical Perth: a hidden history”. It should be a fantastic talk.
— Digitization is the death of history, 29 July 2013 —
Announcing the free “Digitisation will be the death of history” debate hosted by the Department of Information Studies of Curtin University and the History Council of Western Australia on Monday 29 July 2013 at Curtin University. All welcome.
Will digitisation be the death of history? Does digitisation meant that archival treasures can be seen by more people and put to more uses? How much money and time should continue to be devoted to physical preservation of original documents? The National Archives of Australia has recently mandated that they will soon only be accepting material in digital format. What are the implications of this kind of policy for historians? Will digitisation degrade or enhance access to past stories by future generations?
Everyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend from 6pm.
The event is also a start of semester ‘icebreaker’ for staff and students of the Curtin University Department of Information Studies and for History students in the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies.
All attendees should register through Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/7267153251 Due to exceptional demand, we have moved to a larger venue. If you were wait-listed, you should be able to register now.
VENUE: Curtin University, Building 210. Foyer then the Norm Dufty Lecture Theatre
6pm – Wine and cheese.
6:30 – 8pm Debate and panel discussion.
For the motion: Meg Travers (Independent scholar) and Lise Summers (Curtin University Department of Information Studies and President of History Council of Western Australia)
Against the motion: David Fricker (Director-General, National Archives of Australia) and Andrew S. Bowman (Independent researcher; Carnamah Historical Society).*
Adjudicator: Bobbie Oliver (Curtin University Department of Social Sciences and International Studies).
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— Justice: A history of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, 13 June 2013 —
Public Lecture with Fiona Skyring on her award winning book, Justice: A history of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
Thursday 13 June 2013 at 12.30pm
Kurrajong Theatre, ground floor,
Cnr Princess & Goldsworthy Road in Claremont
Awards Won: 2011 WA Premier’s Prize; 2011 WA Premier’s Book Awards (State Library of Western Australia Award for WA History); 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award
Fiona Skyring is a Sydney-based historian who works for native title organisations, and contributes to a range of community history projects and academic publications.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
$39.95, payable by cash, cheque or credit card
— Government House and Western Australian Society 1829-2010, 8 May 2013 —
DATE: Wednesday 8 May 2013
PLACE: The Supper Room, Government House
TIME: 5pm to 6.30pm
TOPIC: Revolution at Government House
WITH: Jeremy Martens
COST: Gold coin donation welcomed
CONTACT: email@example.com or 0421 477 034
Bookings must be made through the History Council of WA. This event is NOT being organized by Government House
The History Council of Western Australia is pleased to present this evening lecture at Government House with Associate Professor Jeremy Martens the author of the recently published book on Government House
To be introduced by Dr Lise Summers, President
— Horses for King Arthur with Dave Luckett, 5 March 2013 —
DATE: Tuesday 5 March 2013
TIME: 6pm for 6.30pm
COST: Gold coin donation
VENUE: The Velvet Lounge at the back of The Flying Scotsman Hotel, 639 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley