Apr
11
to Apr 12

Editor’s Second Pick of the Conferences for 2019 Bentham and Australia: Convicts, Utility, and Empire Conference CFP

The Bentham Project (UCL Faculty of Laws), together with UCL History, are delighted to announce a conference, to be held on 11–12 April 2019, to mark the forthcoming publication of Bentham’s Writings on Australia, a forthcoming volume of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.

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Apr
18
to Apr 19

Australian Heritage Festival 2019

Celebrating Australian heritage this year’s festival will bring together an array of events across the nation from 18 April–19 May 2019. The theme this year is ‘Connecting People, Places and the Past’. Events across Australia will be held at historic buildings, landmarks, shipwrecks and sacred sites.

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May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Bloody Sunday

Saturday 4 May 2019 marks the centenary of ‘Bloody Sunday’, an industrial action that took place on Fremantle Wharf in 1919. Desperate wharfies (or lumpers, as they were then called) who had been locked out of their workplace, marched onto the wharf to prevent scab labour unloading the Dimboola, a ship that had arrived from the eastern states with influenza victims among its passengers.

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Jul
8
to Jul 12

Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference

  • University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba (map)
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How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today?

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Monarchy in the Age of Empire, 1793-1914, Flinders University
Jul
22
to Jul 24

Monarchy in the Age of Empire, 1793-1914, Flinders University

Recent rewritings of the global history of imperialism have pointed to important expressions of local and indigenous agency that survived beneath and alongside the structures of empire. Microhistories and global histories alike have revised the earlier, static understanding of monolithic metropolitan power and have pointed to lively contests for local and regional power.

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Activism, Struggle and Labour History — deadline for abstracts 1 May 2019
Oct
3
to Oct 5

Activism, Struggle and Labour History — deadline for abstracts 1 May 2019

The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History was founded in 1961 to study “the working class situation … and social history in the fullest sense”. The Society aims not only to encourage teaching and research in labour history, but also the preservation of the records of working people and the labour movement. It desires to make history a vital part of popular consciousness and a matter for reflection and debate.

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Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

Radical Perth Militant Fremantle by Charlie Fox, Bobbie Oliver & Lenore Layman (eds)

Join historians Charlie Fox and Bobbie Oliver as they chart Perth and Fremantle's unknown yet radical pasts.

Hear fascinating stories of radical moments in the cities' past. From the 1890s and as recent as Occupy: ‘Bloody Sunday’ on Fremantle Wharf, the Chinese community's fight for survival, Perth's Red Dean and his rock masses, bodgies and widgies at Scarborough's Snake Pit, women's apron parades in the 1950s, Fremantle's Rajneeshees, the Point Peron Women's Peace Camp and many more.

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WA Government Digital Information Management Strategies: Australian Society of Archivists – 14 March 2019
Mar
14
4:30 PM16:30

WA Government Digital Information Management Strategies: Australian Society of Archivists – 14 March 2019

Members and friends of the History Council of WA are welcome to attend ASA’s ice-breaker event for 2019 with Duncan Ord on 14 March 2019 4:30-6:30pm. He will update us on the state government’s digital information management infrastructure strategies, including the State’s digital information transition plans, the management of ‘born digital records’, and digital archives initiatives.

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Book Launch — 4 March 2019
Mar
4
4:30 PM16:30

Book Launch — 4 March 2019

Monday 4 March 2019 (Labour Day holiday) marks the 25th anniversary of the Midland Government Railway Workshops closure in 1994. During much of the 20th century, the Workshops was the State’s largest industrial employer and the closure had a significant impact on the workforce, the suburb of Midland and the whole of Perth.

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Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

Behind the Scenes Tour – Shaun Tan artwork from the State Library collection

To celebrate the Cicada exhibition, join State Library staff behind the scenes to see the Shaun Tan artwork held by the State Library in the Peter Williams Collection of Australian picture book art. Oil paintings, clay sculptures, notebooks, sketches and unpublished illustrations from books including Memorial (1999), The Lost Thing (2000), The Red Tree (2001) Rules of Summer (2013) and The Singing Bones (2015) provide a unique insight into Tan’s creative mind and artistic body of work.

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History Council of WA AGM & 15th Annual Lecture
Aug
24
5:30 AM05:30

History Council of WA AGM & 15th Annual Lecture

  • Kurrajong Lecture Theatre old Claremont Teacher Collage (map)
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We are delighted to have as our guest speaker for our annual lecture Alec Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Museum.  Alec will speak on how the New Museum will build on the past strengths of the WA Museum and what new directions it might take, no doubt including reference to the recent State Government announcement about entry fees to the New Museum.  

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Day of Convicts
Jan
11
12:30 AM00:30

Day of Convicts

2018 marks 150 years since Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, docked at Fremantle. To commemorate the sesquicentenary a bevy of events were planned. In January RWAHS hosted a lecture, “Hougoumont and its Warders and Pensioner Guards” and in February Pamela Statham Drew gave a lecture: "WA Convicts: their lives and influence on the Colony".

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