President's Report

This autumn our key focus has been advocating on issues of concern to members. These have included the possible sale of Landgate, the Eastern Guruma and the protection of Ngajanha Marnta (or Spear Hill), Western Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages Records, and fees at the new WA Museum

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York’s Anzac Exhibition

Tuesday 24th April, the day before Anzac Day, saw a large group of York people from all walks of life assemble in the space between the Shire Library and the Town Hall.  The occasion was the launch of York’s Anzac Exhibition which Robert Mitchell, EO of Museums Galleries Australia, said was the third largest in the State, coming in after the Army Museum in Fremantle and the magnificent National Anzac Centre in Albany. 

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History Lab Podcast Launched

The Australian Centre for Public History at UTS and 2SER 107.3 have come together to create History Lab, Australia’s first investigative history podcast, breathing life into public history and bringing it to new audiences.  History Lab is about exploring the gaps between us and the past and invites listeners to participate in the making of history. Examining the legacies the past leaves in the present, it asks listeners to think about the silences, the unknowns and the unknowables in the stories we tell. 

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Matt Lloyd
2018 Margaret Medcalf Award

The winner of the Margaret Medcalf Award will be announced at the presentation event to be held on Thursday 28th June, State Library Theatrette at 10am. This year's award will be presented by Hon. David Templeman MLA, Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts.

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Matt Lloyd
History Council of WA AGM & 15th Annual Lecture

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.   Alec is bound to provide a very erudite and informative presentation, generate a robust discussion and hopefully provide a sneak peek at some images of the New Museum.

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Matt Lloyd
Meet the Executive: Andrea Gaynor

Andrea Gaynor is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Western Australia. An environmental historian, her research seeks to use the contextualising and narrative power of history to solve real-world problems. 

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Matt Lloyd