President’s Report

Best wishes for a very happy Christmas and New Year to all History Council members.  It’s been a busy year and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to a relaxing break.

Our advocacy work has continued unabated over the last few months.  With other History Councils of Australia we have lobbied the Federal Government for an Indigenous voice in the Australian Parliament, and to express concern about proposed changes to Marriage CertificatesOur continuing advocacy work at the State level is in support of the State Records, Office the Eastern Guruma people, the World Heritage nomination of Murujuga (Burrup), and against the Redaction of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates.

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Matt Lloyd
"Gardens in times of Peace and Conflict”

Coinciding with the centenary of cessation of hostilities in World War 1, the theme of Gardens in times of Peace and Conflict enabled presenters to explore the creation of gardens and cultural landscapes by men and women with a strong sense of purpose.

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Matt Lloyd
Midland’s Magnificent Oak

Back in 1961, the Tree Society published a short piece in The Swan Express, asking if anyone knew the age or anything about the history of what the Society described then as “The magnificent oak tree in the grounds of the Midland Junction Railway Station…”

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Matt Lloyd
Guest Editor for the Spring 2018 Issue

Each issue of the Newsletter is edited by a different member of the History Council’s management committee, using a standard template.  This issue’s guest editor has been public historian Bruce Baskerville, who joined the committee at the last AGM.

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Matt Lloyd