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JUNE 2017
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 13 June 2017 :

Dr Peter Dowling "Secret Codes and the Cable Girls of West Block."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2017
meeting  Tyesday 9 May at 5.30pm :

Elizabeth Burness "I'm Mary McGee. Elizabeth has wide experience presenting history 'events' to school children and community groups and often Elizabeth use accoutrements and dress of the day to add realism and colour. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2017
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 11 April :

Alan Foskett "Keith Carnall Historic Cricket Photographs. There are many stories behind these photos which Alan recently donated to CDHS. They include characters such as Don Bradman, Arthur Mailey, Dr Neil Blue and Alf Stafford. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2017
lecture  12.00 noon Sunday 12 March :

Virginia Haussegger AM "CANBERRA DAY ORATION - Canberra: A Grand Social Experiment"
Venue: National Library of Australia
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2017
meeting  5.30pm, Tuesday 14 February :

Ann Tundern-Smith "The First Balts to Canberra"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2016
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 8 November :

Variou speakers - Members' Night "Esther Davies - The Jean Starling Papers Alan Roberts - My 'demonic' Family Alan Foskett - The Keith Carnall Cricket Photos. Jean Stewart - Hassall Family History"
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - Visitors welcome)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2016
meeting  5.00 for 5.30pm, Tuesday 11 October :

Anthony Hill "Anthony Hill will speak about his recently published book: 'For a Love of Country - a Slice of Canberra's History': the story of the Eddison family. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2016
meeting  5.00 for 5.30pm - 13 September 2016 :

Annual General Meeting "Wine & Cheese will precede the AGM followed by a report on the successful conservation of the valuable Jefferis & Whelan Journals."
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



AUGUST 2016
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 9 August 2016 :

Christine Maher "Richard Brooks, from Convict Ship Captain to Pillar of Early Colonial Australia."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - Visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2016
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 12 July :

Bill Coote "Health Issues in Canberra in the 1920's and how Queanbeyan Doctors handled them. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of SAustralia
Cost: Free - Visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2016
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 June :

Barry McGowan "Both Sides of the Tasman - the ANZAC Tradition and the Curious Case of the Aspinall Brothers from Temuka New Zealand. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, Vistors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2016
meeting  Tuesday 10 May :

Virginia Passmore "Edgeworth David - Australian Geologist, a legend in his 1858-1934 lifetime"
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - Visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2016
meeting  Tuesday 12 April 2016 :

Ann Tundern-Smith and Julia Ryan "Curtin Turns 50 - How to Celebrate your Suburb's Anniversary. Our two speakers will present photographs, documents and recordings from the 2014/15 Curtin experience. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2015
dinner  7.00 for 7.30pm Thursday 10 December :

DR RICHARD REID ""
Venue: Realm Hotel, Barton
Cost: $65 (members) $75 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2015
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 10 November 2015 :

VARIOUS SPEAKERS "Members' Night. At this meeting members are asked to contribute a short talk on an item of current historical research or interest."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2015
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 13 October 2015 :

MICHAEL MULVANEY "Red Hill - An Unnatural History"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2015
meeting  5.00pm for 5.30pm Tuesday 8 September 2015 :

Julia Ryan "The AGM of the Canberra & District Historical Society Inc. will include an illustrated talk by President Julia Ryan on the 'Curtin Turns 50 Project.' Wine & cheese will be included. "
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of Australia
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



AUGUST 2015
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 11 August :

Dr Alan Roberts "A Georgian Clergyman and his convict son."
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2015
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 14 July :

Nick Swain "Nurse Briton - Canberra's first private nurse."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2015
meeting  Tuesday 9 June 2015 :

Dr Patricia Clarke OAM "The Great War with a focus on women, especially nurses with a Canberra association. Pat's talk will be supported by visual material from WW1 and related to Canberra - provided by Michael Hall. "
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - visitors welcome)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2015
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 12 May 2015 :

Julia Ryan "Canberra Women's Liberation"
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of Australia
Cost: free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2015
meeting  Tuesday 14 April 2015 :

Mark Butz "A history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands"
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2015
lecture  12 noon Thursday 12 March 2015 :

Marion Halligan AM "The Canberra Day Oration for 2015 will be delivered by Marion Halligan AM at the National Library. The title of Marion's oration will be, 'Canberra: a Hardship Post.' Marion has served as Chairperson of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Australian National Word Festival. In 2006 she was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for her work in promoting Australian literature."
Venue: National Library of Australia
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2015
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 10 February :

Rodney Avery "Australian Rail Travel. Rail travel has been an important element in Australia's history and Rodney has published a book entitled, 'Great Rail Journeys of Australia.'"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2014
dinner  7.00 for 7.30pm Wednesday 10 December :

Associate Professor Nicholas Brown "Delusions of Purity. Reflections on writing the History of Canberra."
Venue: The Brassey of Canberra
Cost: $65 (members) $70 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2014
meeting  Tuesday 11 November at 5.30pm :

Various speakers "Members' Night. At this meeting members are asked to contribute a short talk on an item of current historical research or interest. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 14 October 2014 :

Jill Madew "Building the Snowy Scheme Museum at Adaminaby. www..snowyschememuseum.com.au "
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 9 September :

AGM and guest speaker "After the formalities of the President's Annual Report, guest speaker Pat Wright will speak on 'The History of Wattle Day'."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



AUGUST 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 12 August :

Lesley Lebkowicz "Lesley will talk about the process of researching and writing ''The Petrov Poems' which is her fourth book."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2014
meeting  eg. 5.30pm Tuesday 8 July :

ESTHER DAVIES & KIM MORRIS "The Secrets behind Telopea Park School’s heritage painting. In September 2013, Telopea Park School, the ACT’s oldest school, received an Australian Capital Territory Heritage grant of $13,500 for the cleaning and conservation of a unique and significant heritage art work. This large painting, by Latvian artist Verners Linde and his son Gurt, was the centre-piece of an art display associated with the 1950 Commonwealth Citizenship Convention and has been located at Telopea Park School for at least sixty years. School archivist Esther Davies and conservator Kim Morris of ‘Art and Archival’ will speak on some the many secrets that lay behind this iconic work of art."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 10 June :

Dr Alan Roberts "100 Canberra Houses in 100 Years. Dr Alan Roberts will present the second instalment of this highly interesting talk. Based on the book, Alan co-authored with Tim Reeves, the talk represents a chronological selection that begins with the Administrator's residence in 1913 and averaging a house for every year, follows the city's entire history through residential construction. "
Venue: Lyons Room, National Archives of Australia (East Block)
Cost: Free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 13 May :

Professor Thomas Alured Tasker Faunce "The origins of cricket in the Canberra - Queanbeyan area."
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - Non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 8 April :

Barry Price "'Institutions of Watson.' Barry will concentrate his talk on the institutions mainly of North Watson, including, the Chinese Embassy, Drive-In Theatre, Dominican Seminary, Canberry Fair, Television Stations, Horse Era Museum and the Watson Art Centre. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2014
lecture  1.00pm Wednesday 12 March :

Terence Higgins AO "Canberra: Random Observations since 1954." Terry Higgins was Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court from 2003 until September 2013. Terry Higgins has had a distinguished law career since his graduation from the ANU in 1962, including as a solicitor and barrister. He has also made a contribution to his profession as an office holder of various legal professional associations. Terry Higgins has also given his time to various community groups and statutory roles. He is currently the patron of YouthCARE Canberra. Canberra: Random Observations since 1954 "
Venue: National Library of Australia
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2014
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 11 February :

Ian Black "As a former member of the Advisory Council and Legislative Assembly Ian's talk will focus on his experience in these roles"
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives of australia
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2013
dinner  7.00 for 7.30pm Tuesday 10 December :

Paul Daley "Political writer, Defence and Foreign Affairs for Fairfax Newspapers and National Affairs Editor for the Bulletin. "
Venue:
Cost: $65.00 (members) $75.00 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 12 November :

Various speakers "Members' Night allows members an opportunity to speak about a historical subject of their current research and/or interest. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 8 October 2013 :

Dr Alan Roberts "100 Canberra Houses in 100 Years. By consulting the records of the ACT Archives and other sources, Alan has undertaken an extensive study of 100 Canberra houses built over a 100 year period."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, Non Members welocme
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 10 September :

The President "Annual General Meeting"
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free event
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



AUGUST 2013
workshop  10 AUGUST 2013 - all day :

Various "CANBERRA: HIDDEN HISTORIES AND ‘BACK STORIES’ CANBERRA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM (Celebrating Canberra 100 and CDHS 60) 10 AUGUST 2013 Sir Roland Wilson Building), ANU, McCoy Circuit ACTON 9.00-910 Welcome to Country: Agnes Shea Ngunnawal Elders Council 9.10-9.25 Keynote Speaker: Paul Daley (journalist, writer, author Canberra in 2012) 9.25-9.40 Ruth Kerr President Federation of Historical Societies 9.40-10.30 Growing Independence Chris Monnox Canberra’s Local Council? The ACT Advisory Council Barry Price The ACT Schools Authority 10.30-11.00 Morning Tea 11.00-12.30 Growing Diversity Patricia Clarke Canberra in Wartime: a changing community Nicholas Brown Entering the Salami and Pumpernickel Range: the cultural transformation of Canberra in the post-war decades Jeremy Hearder, DFAT, A Diplomatic Milestone in Canberra’s Centenary 12.30-1.45 Lunch 1.45-3.15 Researching Local History Panel followed by questions / discussion Panel: Alan Foskett, Graeme Barrow, Susan Mary Withycombe 3.15-3.45 Afternoon Tea 3.45-5.15 Canberra Stories: ‘My Place’ 2 session leaders (community leaders invited) with 12 stories of Canberra places by a cross-section of Canberra’s community 5.15-5.30 Wrap-up 5.30-6.30 Drinks 11 August 2013 A Morning Excursion “Hidden History” sites has been organised ( see accompanying flyer ) $20 Members $25 Non-Members Canberra & District Historical Society with the support of the ANU Institute of Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts REGISTRATION FORM – Please fill in and return this section to: Canberra & District Historical Society Inc PO Box 315 Curtin ACT 2605 T: 02 6281 2929 E: admin@canberrahistory.org.au In person: Curtin Shopping Centre (entrance from Strangways Street carpark opposite Shell Service Station) Office Hours: 11.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am – 12 noon Saturday Name: ________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________ Contact Phone: _________________________________________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________________________ Please tick if you require Vegetarian/gluten free options for lunch: ( ) Registration: _____ @ $65.00 full registration _____ @ $95.00 full registration + CDHS membership (at 50% discount) _____ @ $60.00 member of CDHS / FAHS – please state which one: _____ @ $30.00 (Student) Total $ _______________ Concession/Student Card No: _________________________________ PAYMENT METHOD: 1. Credit Card Visa [ ] Mastercard [ ] Card no. ___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___| ___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___ Expiry date ___|___|___|___ Card security number ___|___|___|___ Name of cardholder _________________________________________________ Signature _________________________________________________________ 2. Cheque [ ] Please include with registration form, payable to Canberra & District Historical Society Inc 3. Money Order [ ] Please include with registration form, payable to Canberra & District Historical Society Inc 4. In Person at the CDHS Centre or on the day at the venue, but do register before then! Please register by Wednesday 31 July to assist with catering."
Venue: Sir Roland Wislon Building - ANU
Cost: See Registration form
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 13 August :

Terry Birtles "Charles Robert Scrivener: The Surveyor who sited Australia's National Capital twice. "
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 9 July 2013 :

SPEAKER "'Picturing the Past - Seeing Canberra's Stories' Launching the society's Photographic collection Online, photos and the stories behind them will be shown that illustrate Canberra's history at 10-year intervals from 1913. These will include key community themes of everyday life, such as sport, the arts, festivals as well as historic events. this presentation will celebrate the completion of loading thousands of the Society's photographs online, providing a unique resource for Canberra's community for historical research and school projects alike (funded by an ACT Heritage Grant). Key representatives from various themes portrayed will be invited to comment on the changes over time."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non-members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 11 June 2013 :

Susan Mary Withycombe "'Realising the Ideal city' the Griffin Plan went off the rails a bit, but how did the ideals for Canberra get back on track? Our speaker will look at what happened in the 1950s-1970s, including the formation of the NCDC, to result in a new vision and commitment to Canberra as the 'ideal city'."
Venue: Menzies room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non-members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 14 May 2013 :

Bill Hirst & Jay Arthur "Bill Hirst is Chair of the ACT Place Names Committee and Surveyor-General and Jay Arthur is Co-Chair of the Committee. The presentation will cover some interesting aspects of current naming practice as well as some historical aspects. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2013
meeting  5.30pm Tuesday 9 April 2013 :

Robyn Beetham "Robyn Beetham will speak on the history and program of events of U3A in Canberra. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2013
lecture  Tuesday 12 March at 3.00pm :

Geoff Page - Poet "Canberra Day Oration - 'Canberra: my first forty-nine years in the City of Curves.' Geoff Page will speak on his experiences of the city's decades as he has experienced them. He will include some poems he has written about Canberra during his 49 years living here. An article written by Geoff in a forthcoming NLA publication, 'Canberra Then and Now' will be available after the Oration. Some of Geoff's backlist titles will also be available at a 20% discount. "
Venue: National Library of Australia
Cost: Free - members of the public are welcome to attend
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2013
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 February :

Dr Alan Cowan & Mike Lewis "Representatives of the 'Save Stirling Ridge' group will speak on the topical and controversial issue of plans to establish a new diplomatic enclave at Stirling Park on the southern side of Lake Burley Griffin, near the Canberra Yacht Club. The 'Save Stirling Ridge' group maintains that this Commonwealth owned land should be left as open space for all Canberra people to enjoy. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non member welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 October 2012 :

David Reid "Explorer, adventurer, historian and proud Canberran, David Reid will draw from his considerable research on Canberra, to illustrate Canberra's rich and vibrant history. David has a few of Canberra's 19th century secrets to reveal."
Venue: Menzies Room National Archives
Cost: free - visitors welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 September :

SPEAKER "CDHS Annual General Meeting - Enjoy a drink and nibbles before the AGM."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



AUGUST 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 August 2012 :

Eddie Braggett "'Anglican Camps, Settlements and Churches in the Inner South of Canberra, 1912 -1970.' Eddie Bragget depicts the slow but steady progress of Anglican mission and ministry in tent settlements, brickworks, building sites,internment camps and in the fledgling suburbs south of the Molonglo River. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 July 2012 :

Frank Moorhouse "Frank Moorhouse is a well known Australian author and recipient of a number of Awards and Fellowships. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to literature in 1985 and an honorary doctorate from Griffith University in 1997. Frank's latest novel 'Cold Light' is the concluding work of his ambitious and monumental 'Edith Trilogy' with much of the action set in Canberra. "
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 June 2012 :

Julia Ryan "Canberra's School Without Walls. Julia Ryan will explain the history associated with SWOW as an example of the popular philosphy of free or open education in Canberra. "
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 May 2012 :

Nick Swain "Nick Swain will talk about the Whelan & Jefferis' diaries, created on a horseback trip around the ACT around 80 year ago. The three unpublished and fascinating diaries contain images, drawings and written accounts of the natural environment and of the stations visited. "
Venue: Menzies Room , National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 April :

John Jervis "The subject of John's talk at the April meeting of the Society will be 'Towrang Stockade.' An excursion later in the year to the Towrang area near Goulburn, is planned. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives Parkes ACT
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2012
excursion  10.00am Saturday 17 March :

Autumn Walk around Acton led by Allen Mawer "This walk around Acton commences at 10.00am at Old Canberra House. The walk requires a moderate level of fitness and will be completed in under two hours. "
Venue: meet at Old Canberra House, Lennox Crossing Acton
Cost: $ 5.00
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
lecture  12.00 noon Monday 12 March :

CANBERRA DAY ORATION "A visionary oration by Stanley Melbourne Bruce will be perfromed by Roland Manderson followed by a panel discussion led by several well known Canberra personalities, with audience questions and participation. "
Venue: Theatre, National Library of Australia
Cost: gold coin donation
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2012
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 February :

Dr Alan Cowan & Mike Lewis "Representatives of the 'Save the Stirling Ridge' Group will speak on the controversial and topical issue of plans to establish a new diplomatic enclave at Stirling Park on the south side of Lake Burley Griffin. As Commonwealth land, the 'Save Stirling Ridge' Group believe that this land should be left as open space for all Canberra people to enjoy. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free, non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 February :

Neville Potter "Goulburn's Brush with Royalty - Captain Francis Rossi and Queen Caroline. King George IV's ill-fated attempt to divorce his wife Caroline, in 1820 shook the British Government to its foundations, and had repercussions that reached the other side of the world, to far off Goulburn. In 2011, Neville Potter published a fascinating booklet on the little known 'Goulburn's Brush with Royalty.' "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free - non members welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2011
dinner  7.00pm for 7.30pm - Monday 5 December :

PROFESSOR JOHN MCMILLAN AO "Looking in on Government - a Pretty Sight (or not)? Professor McMillan heads the office responsible for freedom of information, privacy protection and advice to government on information management. Professor McMillan was formerly Commonwealth Ombudsman from 2003-2010 and is currently an Emeritus Professor at the ANU. He is co-author of a leading student text, 'Control of Government Action.' "
Venue: The Brassey, Belmore Gardens, BARTON
Cost: $55.00 (members) $60 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 November 2011 :

Members' Night - several speakers "Members'Night gives members the opportunity to deliver a short !0-15min) presentation of an item of their current research and/or special interest. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 October 2011 :

Dr David Headon ""Devotion, Daring and a Sense of Destiny: Surveyors of the Early Commonwealth. Dr. Headon is the Centenary of Canberra History Advisor and will discuss the key role played by surveyors in Canberra’s early history - in particular, the men who surveyed the border (and their hardy wives) between 1910 and 1915, and those who stayed on the Limestone Plains to plan the capital city itself." "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
workshop  9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday 22 October :

Spring Fair & Open day "The Society Spring Fair & Open Day will be held at the Rooms in Curtin on Saturday 22 October from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Attractions include: Bric-a-Brac, Books, Cakes, Plants and Heritage Sheep Manure. Donations of goods for sale welcome."
Venue: in and outside the CDHS Rooms at Curtin Shopping Centre.
Cost: Come and buy
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2011
workshop  24-24 September :

Dr Alan Roberts & others "CCE Course on the writing of History. "
Venue: TBA
Cost: TBA
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 September 2011 :

Dr Alan Roberts "The AGM of the Society for 2011, will be conducted before a presentation by Dr Alan Roberts on a subject of his current historical research. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
workshop  Two Day Workshop on 10 & 11 September :

Dr Alan Roberts and others "CCE Course on the History of Canberra post 2013."
Venue: TBA
Cost: TBA
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



AUGUST 2011
meeting  17 August 2-5pm :

Esther Davies and Julia Ryan "Teaching the National History Curriculum through Local History. A Workshop for primary teachers of Years 3,4,5. "
Venue: CDHS Rooms Curtin
Cost: TBA
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
excursion  Sunday 14 August at 9.30am :

FACTA Friends of the ACT Arboreta "This 2 hour walk entitled: 'Remarkable Trees of Wesbourne Woods' will include the planting of a cutting of the Merryvale Tree' to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Dame Mary Gilmore at 'Merryvale' Crookwell on 16 August 1865. "
Venue: Meet at the front gates to Royal Canberra Golf Club at 9.30am.
Cost: Free. FACTA walk - CDHS members welcome.
Bookings: Bookings not rquired or email here
lecture  5.45pm for 6.00pm on Friday 26 August :

Friends of the Classics Museum at ANU "The Friends of the Classics Museum, ANU will take CDHS members on a guided tour of the newly refurbished museum. Parking is free after 5.30pm in a covered car park close by in Ellery Crescent. "
Venue: AD Hope Building at the end of Ellery Crescent (Civic side of Chifle Library)
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 August :

VICTOR ISAACS "A History of Transport in Canberra"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 July :

Andrew Sergeant "'The Braidwood Literary Institute' The Braidwood Literary Institute folded in 1958, 100 years after it was founded. Last year the Institute was reformed with several hundred new members. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 June :

Tom Campbell "Canberra's Diverse Faith Communities. Canberra has a very wide range of places of worship, representative of most of the major faith communities in the nation. In addition to the great diversity of Christian communities, there are Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish faith centres, plus the Quakers, Hare Krishna and perhaps others. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday10 May :

Michael Richards, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House. "Symbols of people, in whose hands all power resides. Michael is the Manager, Research and Collection Development at the Museum of Australian Democracy. His topic will focus on Prime Ministers, the Speaker's Chair and King's Hall. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non Members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 April 2011 :

Rowan Henderson - Curator, Social History, Canberra Museum & Gallery "'Stranger than Fiction - The James Ainslie Story.' This talk will provide an overview of previous knowledge of James Ainslie and his role in founding Robert Campbell's property at Pialligo. It will then detail new information through archival research which will reveal the reason behind Ainslie's departure from Australia, and what happened to him after he returned to Scotland in 1835, including his sad demise. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT
Cost: Free - Members and guests welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2011
lecture  12 noon, Saturday, 12 March :

Robyn Archer AO "Canberra Day Oration with Robyn Archer AO, Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra. Ms Archer's talk is titled 'The Canberra Centenary : seed now, blossom in 2013, flower for another hundred years'"
Venue: National Library Theatrette
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



FEBRUARY 2011
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 February :

Dr. David Headon "Devotion, Daring and Sense of Destiny: Surveyors of the Early Commonwealth. Dr. Headon is the Centenary of Canberra History Advisor and will discuss the key role played by surveyors in Canberra’s early history - in particular, the men who surveyed the border (and their hardy wives) between 1910 and 1915, and those who stayed on the Limestone Plains to plan the capital city itself."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2010
dinner  7pm Wednesday 8 December :

Shiny Bum Singers "Join us at the Brassey Hotel in Barton for our Christmas Dinner featuring a performance by the Shiny Bum Singers."
Venue: Brassey Hotel, Barton
Cost:
Bookings: Essential. Ring or email the CDHS Office 62812929 by 1 December or email here



NOVEMBER 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 november :

Members Night "Members Night is an opportunity for CDHS members to give a short talk on a subject of historical interest."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free. Members of the public are very welcome.
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



OCTOBER 2010
meeting  9.30am to 1pm, Saturday 23 October :

Spring Fair and Open Day "Join us at our Spring Fair where there will be stalls selling cakes, slices and other goodies, books (old and new), bric-a-brac, plants and 'heritage' sheep manure!"
Venue: CDHS Curtin Shopping Centre (off Strangways St. carpark)
Cost: Free
Bookings: Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 October :

Dr. Doug Finlayson "The Geological Survey of Canberra". In 1910 a geological survey was undertaken in the Canberra area by Edward Pittman, the NSW Under Secretary for Mines, as a prelude to the design competition for the national capital. Doug Finlayson is a scientist with Geoscience Australia and author of 'A Geological Guide to the Canberra Region and Namadgi National Park'. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free. Members of the public are very welcome.
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



SEPTEMBER 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 September :

Dr. Bruce Pennay OAM "Remembering the Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre". Up to 1971 Bonegilla served as Australia’s largest and longest-lived migrant reception centre Over 320,000 migrants and refugees, principally from non-British European countries passed through the centre. It was placed on the National Heritage List at the end of 2007. Bruce Pennay discusses his role as a heritage historian and member of a team preparing interpretation approaches and materials for the Block 19 remnant of the Bonegilla Reception and Training Centre. He examines some of the interpretation challenges that arise from the different ways the site has been remembered and represented. Dr. Pennay's talk will follow the Annual General Meeting."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free. Members of the public are very welcome.
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



AUGUST 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 August :

Gillian Kelly "Lacemakers of Calais'. In the aftermath of the French revolution of 1848 hundreds of English men, women and children chose to migrate to Australia rather than return to the slums of industrial Nottingham. The were lacemakers and their families who had been living in Calais, France for decades. Gillian Kelly is the author of 'Well Suited to the Colony', the story of the lacemakers. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to the community in the area of social and local history and genealogical research through the Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JULY 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 July :

Philip Selth OAM "The Trials of John Joseph (‘Mangrove’) Murphy (1917-1997)". In early 1946 at Lae, PNG Captain John Joseph Murphy, a former PNG Patrol Officer and Coastwatcher on New Britain was tried by court-martial for having ‘treacherously given intelligence to the Japanese’ and under section 40 of the Army Act with ‘conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline’ in that while a prisoner-of-war he gave to the Japanese more than his name, rank and number. Philip Selth, Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association, will speak about Murphy's ordeal, his court martial and his acquittal."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace.
Cost: Free - visitors are very welcome
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



JUNE 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 June :

Graeme Barrow "Who Lied? : The Ly-ee-Moon Disaster and a Question of Truth. Graeme dissects a maritime disaster, the wreck of the passenger steamer Ly-ee-Moon at Green Cape, south of Eden (NSW) on 30 May 1886. Dozens of people perished in the wreck and either the captain or the third officer lied about the circumstances of the tragedy. Both were charged with manslaughter. Graeme, a Canberra journalist, has been a member of the Historical Society for many years, is a former Editor of the Society’s Journal and has just published a book on the wreck of Ly-ee-Moon."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace.
Cost: Free - visitors are very welcome
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



MAY 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 May :

Dr. Alan Roberts "A Big Bold Simple Concept – A History of the Australian Academy of Science Dome. Dr. Roberts is Vice President of the CDHS and will talk about the subject of his recently completed book on the Academy of Science."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace.
Cost: Free - visitors are very welcome
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to the CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



APRIL 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 April :

David Meyers "David Meyers will be guest speaker at this Heritage Festival Event. David's subject will be the title of his soon to be released book - 'Lairds, Lags & Larrikins - An Early History of the Limestone Plains.' "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace.
Cost: Free - visitors are very welcome
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  Saturday 17 April 9.30am - 1pm :

""CDHS Spring Fair. Join us at the Societies Autumn Fair held at our rooms in the Curtin Shopping Centre. There will be books for sale and a white elephant stall as well as entertainment. Take th eopportunity to look at our Resource Centre. " "
Venue: CDHS headquarters Entrance from Strangeways St Carpark opposite Shell Service Station)
Cost:
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2010
lecture  12.30pm 12 March 2010 :

Bishop Pat Power "Bishop Pat Power Auxillary Bishop of Canberra - Goulburn and 2009 Canberran of the Year will present the 2010 Canberra Day Oration - entitled "Canberra and its Battlers." The Canberra Day Oration is an annual event presented by the Canberra & District Historical Society"
Venue: Theatre National Library of Australia
Cost: gold coin donation
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2010
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 February :

John Saxon "Apollo and the ACT: John Saxon will talk about the Apollo space missions to the Moon. John spent over 30 years working for NASA in Australia and the USA and previously worked at Honeysuckle Creek and Tidbinbilla Tracking Stations. He was involved in Apollo, Skylab and deep space missions."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



DECEMBER 2009
dinner  7pm Wednesday 2 December :

Marlena Jeffery "Join us for our Christmas Dinner with guest speaker Marlena Jeffery, wife of the former Govermor General."
Venue: Brassey Hotel, Barton
Cost:
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2009
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 November :

Members Night "An opportunity for CDHS members to give a short talk on a subject of historical interest."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2009
meeting  10am to 1pm Saturday 24 October :

"CDHS Spring Fair. Join us at the Societies Spring Fair held at our rooms in the Curtin Shopping Centre. There will be books for sale and a white elephant stall as well as entertainment. Take th eopportunity to look at our Resource Centre. "
Venue: Curtin Shopping Centre
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to CDHS Office 62812929. or email here
excursion  10am Tuesday 20 October :

"History of Sewerage Treatment. Following on from the engineering theme of our October monthly meeting, Ann-Marie Driver is organising an excursion to the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre to be held on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 starting at 10am. The treatment of waste water is critical to the health and sustainability of all cities, particularly an inland city where the water is released into the river system. The LMWQCC is an example of state-of-the-art engineering. There will be a talk on the history of sewerage treatment in the ACT and a guided tour of the plant followed by morning tea. "
Venue: Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre, Stockdill Drive, Belconnen
Cost: $18 (members) $20 (non-members)
Bookings: RSVP by 14 October. CDHS Office 62812929. or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 October :

Lyndon Tilbrook & Keith Baker "Engineering Canberra: Starting up the Nation's Capital. Join us for a Canberra Centenary Celebration event where our guests will give a presentation in recognition of the role of engineering in developing Canberra. A champagne supper will follow."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



SEPTEMBER 2009
workshop  1-5pm Saturday & Sunday, 26-27 September :

Alan Roberts "So You Want to Research and Write History? The Sphere of the Amateur Historian. The CDHS and Centre for Continuing Education (ANU) are presenting a weekend workshop for people interested in writing family history, biography, autobiography, memoirs, local history and the history of organisations. Includes advice on finishing a project and getting it published."
Venue: CDHS rooms, Curtin
Cost: $165
Bookings: CCE 61252892 or www.anu.edu.au/cce or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 September :

Judy Becker "Annual General Meeting. Members and guests are invited to drinks before the AGM, starting at 6.30pm. Join us for a tour of the National Archives latest exhibition."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



AUGUST 2009
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 August :

Dr Kim Huynh "Where the sea takes us. Dr. Kim Huynh arrived in Australia with his family as a refugee in 1979. He grew up in Canberra working in the family bakery, largely detached from his Vietnamese relatives and heritage. In 1999 Kim set out to find out where he came from. He learnt to read Vietnamese, spent many hours interviewing his parents and travelled back to Vietnam on several occasions to speak to family and friends. His findings became the basis for a first-class honours degree and then a doctorate in international relations. He currently teaches Refugee Politics at the ANU."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Enquiries to CDHS Office 62812929. or email here



JULY 2009
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 July :

Victor Isaacs "History of Canberra Newspapers. Victor Isaacs is a researcher with interests in newspapers and transport issues. He was the founder of the Australian Newspaper History Group and edited the first editions of its newsletter. He has been president of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Ring CDHS Office 62812929 for information or email here



JUNE 2009
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 June :

Dr. Barry Price "Canberra's First Motel. Dr. Price is a former president of the CDHS who has published several books and articles on local history. He will look back to the 1950s in his talk about his research on Canberra's first motel on Northbourne Avenue in Dickson."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2009
excursion  1.15pm Saturday, 16 May :

Annemarie Driver "Causeway to Powerhouse History Walk - from the Causeway Hall through the Kingston Foreshore to the Powerhouse. A guided tour of the Powerhouse, notes and afternoon tea is included."
Venue: Causeway Hall, Spinifex Street, Kingston
Cost: $20 (members) $22 (non-members)
Bookings: Phone 62812929 or email admin@canberrahistory.org.au by 12 May or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 May :

Michael Piggott "Prime Ministers and the ANU. Michael Piggott has a fellowship with the Australian Prime Ministers' Centre at Old Parliament House. His talk will focus on the many Prime Ministers who have been students, administrators or have other links to the ANU."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2009
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 April :

Helen Cooke & Marilyn Folger "Crinigan's Stone Hut Site. An Example of Community Archaeology. Through the work of the Crinigan descendants and the Canberra Archaeological Society the ruins of Crinigan's Hut in Gungahlin have been preserved."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. For more information, call the Society Office on: 62812929 or email here
meeting  10am to 1pm, Saturday 4 April :

Autumn Open Day & Fair "Join us at our premises in the Curtin Shopping Centre for our Open Day. Visit our library and discover Canberra's history. Browse the book stalls and white elephant stalls. "
Venue: CDHS, Curtin Shopping Centre, off Strangway St. opp. Shell Service Stn.
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2009
lecture  5.30pm Thursday 12 March :

Mr Harry Evans "Mr Evans has been the Clerk of the Senate, Canberra since 1988. He will deliver the Canberra Day Oration for 2009. "
Venue: Theatre - National Library of Australia
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: Not required. For further information ring the CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



FEBRUARY 2009
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 February 2009 :

John Sharpe "Monthly Meeting. The guest speaker will be John Sharpe who will speak on: 'The History of Jazz in Canberra.' "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria terrace, Parkes.
Cost: Free, visitors welcome
Bookings: Not required. For more information, call the Society Office on: 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2008
dinner  7pm Wednesday, 10 December :

Geoff Pryor "Join with us and our special guest Geoff Pryor (former cartoonist with The Canberra Times) at our Christmas Dinner at The Brassey of Canberra in Barton on the 55th birthday of the foundation of the CDHS."
Venue: The Brassey of Canberra
Cost: $50 (members) $55 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929. RSVP by 2 December 2008. or email here



NOVEMBER 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 18 November :

Roger Pegrum "The Centenary of the Selection of the Canberra district as the site of the Federal Capital." Eminent architect and author of 'The Bush Capital', Roger Pegrum, will address the Society on the occasion of this significant centenary. To be followed by the launch of the Gateway website. Champagne supper provided."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free, visitors welcome.
Bookings: For information ring the CDHS Office on 62812929 or email here
meeting  10am to 1pm, Saturday 8 November :

Display - We Will Remember Them "Some 1000 men and women from the Canberra, Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Gundaroo districts enlisted and served in places as diverse as Rabaul, Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Salonika, the Western front and North Russia. They served as nurses, in the infantry, artillery and the light horse as well as in the navy and the flying corps but also in the armies of Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Discover the story of their service and sacrifice as we mark the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918 when the guns finally fell silent."
Venue: CDHS rooms, Curtin Shopping Centre
Cost: Free
Bookings: For information ring the CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



OCTOBER 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 October :

Various speakers ""Members Night An opportunity for CDHS members to give a short talk on a subject of historical interest"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 September :

Judy Becker "Annual General Meeting"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
workshop  7pm Wednesday 17 September :

Various speakers "So You Want to Research and Write History? Over 8 Wednesdays from 17 September. The course is an appreciation of the major kinds of historical writing undertaken for the love of history and community benefit. Participants will learn about the different approaches to writing history and the issues likely to arise in the research and writing."
Venue: CDHS rooms, Curtin
Cost: $209
Bookings: Centre for Continuing Education (02) 61252892 or www.anu.edu.au/cce or email here



AUGUST 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 August :

Andrew Pike "Andrew Pike has spent most of his working life in the film business. As well as operating the Electric Shadows cinemas (from 1979 to 2006), he has managed Ronin Films, a company dedicated to the independent production and distribution of films in Australia. Ronin Films has successfully marketed such feature films as Strictly Ballroom, Shine and Road to Nhill. Andrew has made a number of short films and documentaries, including the award-winning Angels of War (1982). He is also the joint author of one of Australia’s best known film books Australian Film 1900-1977. He was involved in the formation of the Friends of the National Screen and Sound Archive in 1999 and was awarded an OAM in 2007 for his contribution to the film industry and the community."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free. Visitors welcome.
Bookings: Not required. Call the CDHS Office 62812929 for more information. or email here



JULY 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 July :

Jenni Farrell "The Caretaker's Cottage of Weston Creek". Jenni Farrell and her family have lived at the Caretaker's Cottage at Weston Creek since 1982. The ACT Government evicted the Farrells and wanted to demolish the cottage to make way for new suburbs. Our guest will talk about the history of the house and the fight to save their home."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free. Visitors welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



JUNE 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday, 10 June :

Andrew Fraser "From Parliamentarians to Politicians: the decline of diversity and the rise of the whitebread MP". The Canberra Times political correspondent, Andrew Fraser, will canvass the role of the Fraser brothers (Alan and Jim) as local advocates and party defiers and also examine the “political stream” of university staffer and MP that seems to afflict too many currently. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MAY 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 May :

Tony Powell "Canberra and the Ideal City in History". Tony Powell is a leading town planner who has worked for the NSW State Planning Authority and served as the Commissioner of the NCDC from 1974-1985. He also chaired the Darwin Reconstruction Commission, following Cyclone Tracy in 1975."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



APRIL 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 April :

Coralie Wood "Floating in Foyers". One of Canberra's best known showbiz personalities will talk about her career in the theatre. Based on her 2006 biography."
Venue: Free
Cost: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



MARCH 2008
lecture  12.15pm Wedneday, 12 March :

The Hon. Bob Debus "Bob Debus is the Minister for Home Affairs and has responsibility for the National Capital."
Venue: National Library Theatrette
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. For information ring the CDHS Office on 62812929. or email here



FEBRUARY 2008
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 February :

William Refshauge "Solitary Singer - The life and work of Barcroft Boake. Barcroft Boake was a bush poet who wrote about life in the bush in the late 1800s. His work was published in the The Bulletin and the Sydney Mail. A friend of the well-known Canberra district family the McKeahnies, Boake based his poetry on his experiences working as a surveyor’s assistant in the Snowy River country and later as a drover and boundary-rider in the Monaro and Western Queensland. Our speaker, Bill Refshauge, is the author of ‘Barcroft Boake: Collected Works, Edited with a Life’. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



DECEMBER 2007
dinner  7pm Thursday 6 December :

Jeff Brownrigg "Christmas Dinner". Jeff Brownrigg is one of Australia’s foremost exponents of Australia’s sound culture. An Adjunct Professor of Cultural History at the University of Canberra, he is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Cross-cultural Research, Australian National University."
Venue: Statesman Hotel, Curtin
Cost: $55 (members) $55 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here



NOVEMBER 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 November :

Various speakers "Members Night An opportunity for CDHS members to give a short talk on a subject of historical interest. This will follow the Gateway Project Launch."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 November :

Julia Ryan "CDHS Gateway Project Launch". The Gateway is being designed to create a single entry point for researchers into the history of Canberra and district."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here



OCTOBER 2007
meeting  10am to 1pm, Saturday 27 October :

"Spring Fair". Book and food stalls and entertainment at the CDHS rooms."
Venue: Curtin Shopping Centre, Strangways St. (opp. the Shell Service Station)
Cost: Free (unless you want to spend some money!)
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or 6251 2172 or email here
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 October :

Val Jeffery "Testing times: Tharwa at the Crossroads": Val Jeffery is a well-known local identity, the unofficial ‘mayor’ of Tharwa, and a man with an intricate knowledge of bushfires in the Canberra region. He is Captain of the Southern ACT Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, has served as Chair of the ACT Bush Fire Council (for thirteen years) and his contribution to bush fire management over many decades was recognised with the award of the Australian Fire Service Medal. As the local storekeeper he has been closely involved with the Tharwa community, leading the fight to retain the historic Tharwa Bridge (again) and to retain the historic and cultural values of the village. The people of the Tharwa district have not only lost their bridge (at least temporarily) but also their school, have endured more than six years of drought, suffered the 2003 bushfires and face the possibility of the flooding of the Naas valley for the Tennent Dam. These are indeed testing times for the rural community of Tharwa."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia,Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2007
meeting  6.30pm Tuesday 11 September :

"Meet the members and the Annual General Meeting". An opportunity for drinks and nibblies before the AGM where you can meet and talk with other people interested in history."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here
workshop  7-9pm on six Wednesdays beginning 19 September :

"Canberra - story of a capital city". In conjunction with the ANU's Centre for Continuing Education the CDHS is presenting a course on Canberra's rich history. The presenters are Graeme Barrow on historic sites, Marilyn Truscott on Canberra's prehistory, Alan Foskett on Canberra's origins and early history, Stephen Wilks on famous visitors, Esther Davies on education and Barbara Dawson on researching your local community. "
Venue: Various - to be advised upon enrolment
Cost: $209
Bookings: CCE 61252892 or www.anu.edu.au/cce or email here



AUGUST 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 August :

Susan Withycombe "Ruth Lane-Poole: Interior Designer." Susan is a well-known local historian who has written several books on the ACT and Queanbeyan. She is working on a doctoral thesis on “Building Communities: Women in the Making of Canberra 1911-1958”. While working on this project she came across Ruth Lane-Poole’s designs and sketches for the furniture in the official Canberra residences of the Governor-General and the Prime Minister. How did a woman in the 1920s acquire such skills? Join us as Susan traces the life of Lane-Poole back to William Morris, the Garden City Movement, and eventually to Ireland, the National Gallery in Dublin and to Sligo, a town which also produced some gifted cabinet-makers as wells as the Yeats family, Ruth Lane-Poole’s talented cousins."
Venue: National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Contact the CDHS on 6281 2929 for information. or email here



JULY 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 July :

Amanda Day "'Public Worth and Private Virtue in William Bradley’s Quest for Respectability in Colonial NSW, 1800-1868'. Amanda's thesis is study of the man and the entrepreneur who was William Bradley. It is the first in-depth and specific historical evaluation of William Bradley. By examining the life and career of William Bradley, a pastoralist, politician, financier, capitalist and paternalist, a reconstruction of a life and career obscured from historical inquiry can be illuminated. Bradley constructed his interests so that they were all economically viable and he could control them from afar. Bradley became a respected colonist who had a major influence on the development of agriculture in Goulburn and on the Monaro. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia,Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here



JUNE 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 June :

George Barlin "Early Days of Radio in Canberra. George Barlin was the first and only employee of Radio Station 2CA back in 1933 and later became its manager. Along with Arthur Shakespeare he applied for Canberra's first TV licence in the 1950s."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here



MAY 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 May :

Dr. Lenore Coltheart "Our Albert Hall"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 6281 2929 or email here



APRIL 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 April :

Ken Helm "Winemaking in the Canberra Region. Ken Helm comes from a long line of winemakers and he began his winery near Murrumbateman in 1973, one of the first commercial wineries in the Canberra District Wine Region. He has been involved in the development of the National Wine Show, Cool Climate Wine Show, and the Wine Press Club of Canberra and in numerous promotional events for the Canberra region. He was awarded by the NSW Government in 1999 the Graham Gregory Trophy for a major contribution to the NSW Wine Industry. He instigated the Hyatt National Riesling Challenge in Canberra in 2000. As well Ken has served for 12 years on the Yass Shire Council and 2 years as Mayor. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 0419469620 or email here



MARCH 2007
lecture  6pm Monday 12 March :

Paul Perkins AM "Canberra Day Oration - Water: Sustaining the National Capital. Professor Perkins is the current adjunct professor at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies CRES ANU. He is the former CEO of ACTEW and at present is chair of The Barton Group (Environment Industry Development Action Agenda), the National Environmental Education Council, and the Australian Science Festival and provides advice to federal, state and territory governments on sustainability, water policy and institutional reform. Professor Perkins will talk about the role of water in the history and planning of Canberra the Garden City as well as outlining some of the difficulties in managing water in the current environment. "
Venue: National Library Theatre
Cost: Free. Refreshments will be served.
Bookings: 0419469620 or admin@canberrahistory.org.au or email here



FEBRUARY 2007
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 february :

Trevor Bainbridge "The McKeahnies - A Pioneering Pastoralist Family. Trevor has conducted considerable research into this pioneering family of the region and successfully presented this talk to a recent U3A Meeting. "
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



DECEMBER 2006
dinner  7pm Wednesday 6 December :

Dr. Allan Hawke "Dr. Hawke is currently the Chancellor of the ANU - the first graduate of ANU to fill that position. He is a former senior public servant and High Commissioner to New Zealand as well as being a member of the local Blundell family."
Venue: University House
Cost: $50 (members) $55 (non-members)
Bookings: Ring the CDHS Office 62628881 by 29 November or email here



NOVEMBER 2006
workshop  7-9pm Tuesday 14 November :

"(1) Settler Society on Record: Highlighting pre-1908 CDHS records on women. (2) Canberra History Gateway: An internet site to collections documenting the history and heritage of the ACT. All are welcome to these free workshops. Bring your memorabilia and reminiscences. Supper will be provided. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



OCTOBER 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 October :

SPEAKER "1. The AGM has been carried over to this meeting. 2. Members' Night. An opportunity for members to give a short talk on a topic of interest. Speakers: Phoebe Bischoff, 'Old Household Remedies.' Esther Davies, 'The Telopea Park Mystery Painting.' John Bates, 'Galong' Alan Roberts, 'St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.'"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives.
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 September :

AGM "Annual General Meeting Presidents Address Election of Office Bearers Discussion on accommodation needs"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



AUGUST 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 August :

Phillip Tardif "Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JULY 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 July :

Alan Foskett "Alan Foskett will speak on the history of the Molonglo Internment Camp and the later Molonglo settlement. Alan's book, 'The Molonglo Mystery' has recently been released. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Non members welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JUNE 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 June 2006 :

John Cope "John Cope will speak about the Rev. Pierce Galliard Smith (1826-1908), the third Rector of St John the Baptist Church in Reid. After an 86 day voyage on the 'Mermaid', the Rev Smith and his wife Emily, came to Canberra in 1855 at the age of 29. Rev. Smith's third daughter, Mary married George Fane de Salis and they lived at Cuppacumbalong. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



MAY 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 May 2006 :

Don Whitbread "Don Whitbread will talk about his extensive involvement in music (eg. the Woden Valley Youth Choir) in Canberra over a long period. Don's father was a methodist Minister here for many years and his wife Barbara Gumley's family, were owners of Gumley's Milk Bar, Manuka. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Visitors welcome.
Bookings: or inquiries: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



APRIL 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 April :

Anne Buttsworth "Australian Women's Archive Project"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



MARCH 2006
meeting  3pm March 12, 2006 :

KEN TAYLOR "Canberra is a unique city for there is no other city like it. In its inception it reflected a utopian vision for Australia inextricably linked to the idea of the Australian landscape and an attachment to the ideals of the new art and science of town planning. In this illustrated talk, Ken Taylor traces why the federal capital took its unique form in the landscape and how this shapes the way we see and celebrate the city."
Venue: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA THEATRETTE
Cost: free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



FEBRUARY 2006
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 february 2006 :

SPEAKER "Marie Coleman 'My life on the Monaro and elsewhere.' Marie Coleman became the first woman to head a Commonwealth agency in 1973, as Chair of the Social Welfare Commission. She has been closely involved in social policy development over several decades. Since her retirement from the Commonwealth Public Service in 1993, Marie has been a consultant in indigenous child health and development, a newspaper columnist and a traveller. "
Venue: National Archives of Australia, Parkes
Cost: Free. Visitors welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



DECEMBER 2005
dinner  7pm Wednesday 7 December :

Richard Refshauge "History and Law in the ACT. Richard Refshauge is the ACT Dirctor of Public Prosecutions. All are welcome. Book by 30 November."
Venue: Vivaldi's Restaurant
Cost: $45 (members) $50 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



NOVEMBER 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 November :

"Members night, where people have the opportunity to discuss their latest historical research"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Ring the CDHS Office 62628881 for information or email here



OCTOBER 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 October :

Antonia Lehn "Antonia Lehn will introduce you to the story of this remarkable group of musicians: 'The Comedian Harmonists' in this joint meeting with the Goethe Society. The Group had sell-out tours to their credit and possibly would have been more famous than the Beatles, if they hadn't been forced to split up. They toured Australia in 1937 and gave concerts at the Albert Hall in Canberra and were in Sydney at the outbreak of the war. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 September :

President of CDHS "Annual General Meeting of the Canberra & District Historical Society Inc."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost:
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



AUGUST 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 August :

Patricia Frei "Calamities, Fatalities and Realities: Local & Regional Anecdotes from the Golden Age, 1860-1864"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JULY 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 July 2005 :

Steve Hart "Duntroon's Memorials, Sacred Places & Objects. They are an expression of adhesion to this distinct and elite fraternity with a proud history and tradition of sacrifice, comradeship, duty, honour and service. Steve is a volunteer guide at Duntroon and conducts tours of the House and College environs for class reunions and scheduled open days. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JUNE 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 June :

Colin & Margaret McJannett "'A FAMILY HISTORY: THE MCJANNETT FAMILY, including the Hassett and Waters families and their links with the local area, Oaks Estate and Boorowa. Robert McJannett arrived in the colony in 1837 with the NSW 80th Regiment. He later served in the NSW Mounted Police and became Chief Constable at Yass in 1850, where he arrested bushranger, Frank Gardiner for horse stealing in 1854. There will be family photos and Colin McJannett even has a song about Frank Gardiner."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



MAY 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 May 2005 :

Elizabeth Burness "There's History in the Bottom Drawers, (Secret Women's Business) "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



APRIL 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 April :

Margaret Clough "SPILT MILK. Margaret Clough will speak about the history of Weetangera School. Margaret is an ex-Principal of Weetangera Primary School and author of the book, 'Spilt Milk.' "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here
workshop  9am Wednesday 13 April, repeated on Friday 15 April :

Various speakers "Canberra's Wartime Connections. The CDHS, in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial, are conducting two workshops where participants can learn how to access databases and record their wartime memorabilia"
Venue: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
Cost: Free
Bookings: Required, limited numbers. Ring the CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



MARCH 2005
lecture  12.30pm, Saturday 12 March :

Sandy Hollway "Canberra Day Oration - The End of the Australian Cultural Cringe. Drawing on the Canberra bushfire recovery effort and other examples, Sandy Hollway argues that Australia no longer has any need to doubt its capacity for world-leading achievement."
Venue: National Library Theatre
Cost: Free
Bookings: For more information contact the CDHS Office on 62628881 or email here



FEBRUARY 2005
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 February :

Cathy Laudenbach "'The History of Hauntings with an accent on local sites.' Cathy Laudenbach is a photomedia artist who has exhibited her work nationally. Her recent exhibition, 'The Familiars' at CMAG comprised a series of images of locations where there has been a well documented ghost or spirit. Locations include Canberra, Goulburn, Junee, Crookwell, Yass."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



NOVEMBER 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 November :

4 SPEAKERS FOR MEMBERS" NIGHT "1. Sandra Bunn: 'The Queen's Room at Old Parliament House' 2. Chris Bunn: 'Gilruth - the failed first Administrator of the Northern Territory' 3. John Bates: 'History of Galong.' 4. Ross McConnell: 'Scouting History'"
Venue: Menzies Room: National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Members & Guests welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



OCTOBER 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 October :

Raoul Middleman ""Felix Graf von Luckner - Facts, Fantasies and Fiction." This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Goethe Society."
Venue: National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free. Members & Guests welcome.
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 September :

Esther Davies "Annual General Meeting and Presidential address"
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



AUGUST 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 10 August :

Guy Hansen "A Royal Romance. Join the curator of A Royal Romance as he guides us around the exhibition, at the National Museum, which celebrates the Royal tour of 1954."
Venue: National Museum, Lawson Crescent, Acton
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Ring the CDHS Office 62628881 for information or email here



JULY 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 July :

Jenny Horsfield "Mary Cunningham : An Australian Life. Jenny Horsfield, Chair of the Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead, will shortly publish a book on the life of Mary Cunningham, who lived at Tuggeranong Homestead."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required. Ring the CDHS Office 62628881 for information or email here



JUNE 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 8 June 2004 :

John Thomson and Richard Stone "Collecting Ephemera - Guidelines for collecting your valuable treasures of all kinds."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Parkes ACT
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here
workshop  Thursday 3 June to Sunday 6 June 2004 :

A range of interesting speakers "'SHAMROCK IN THE BUSH' This event is not to be missed and includes lectures, workshops and excursions. It includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals, a special dinner at the Black Swan Restaurant and a BBQ Dinner at Galong. Registration from 4pm on Thursday 3 June. Ring CDHS Office for more details."
Venue: Galong Monastery
Cost: $320.00
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



MAY 2004
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 May :

Chris Newman "Gold Creek Homestead - Reflections of Canberra's Faded Rural Heritage. Chris Newman is due to publish a book on Gold Creek later this year."
Venue: Menzies Room - National Archives of Australia
Cost: free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



APRIL 2004
meeting  eg. 7pm Tuesday 13 April :

Dr. Kate Rigby "Senior Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature at Monash University, will speak on Recasting the Limestone Plains:Culture and Ecology in Canberra and the ACT. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



NOVEMBER 2003
meeting  7pm Tuesday 11 November :

Members' Night with 6 different speakers "Ron Gray: Lachlan Macquarie - Island of Mull, Scotland Elizabeth Burness: John Fletcher - Convict Mary-Ann Bunn: Preliminary research - William Bunn's Woden Diaries, 1845-46 John Gray: City Hill Julia Ryan: School Without Walls Steve Hart: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Funeral. "
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



OCTOBER 2003
meeting  7pm Tuesday 14 October :

Mr Robert Campbell "'The Campbells are coming - memories of an early Canberra family.'"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



SEPTEMBER 2003
meeting  7pm Tuesday 9 September :

Darryl McIntyre and Esther Davies "Glimpses of Telopea Park School History as part of the Society's Annual General Meeting"
Venue: Telopea Park School, NSW Cres, Barton
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



AUGUST 2003
meeting  7pm Tuesday 12 August :

Dr. Richard Reid and Cheryl Mongan "We have not forgotten - Yass and District at war, 1914-1918"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Tce, Parkes ACT
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JULY 2003
meeting  eg. 7pm Tuesday 8 July :

Ann Jackson-Nakano ""Rethinking History in the Canberra Region." Ann Jackson-Nakano will focus on aspects of Aboriginal history in our local region."
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JUNE 2003
excursion  1.30pm-5pm Saturday 14 June :

"Multicultural Canberra - A tour visiting various churches and clubs associated with Canberra's migrant community such as the Russian Orthodox Church, Italo-Aust.Club, Greek Orthodox Church, the Serbian Church and the Harmonie German Club"
Venue:
Cost: $ 17 (members) $ 20 (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here
lecture  5.30pm Thursday 19 June :

Dr William Maley "Nan Phillips Memorial Lecture: 'Australia and Afghanistan:Historical Associations and Contemporary Responsibilities.' Members and guests are welcome. "
Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room, National Library
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here
workshop  Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June :

Various "Shamrock in the Bush history conference. Limited places, bookings essential"
Venue: St Clement's Monastery Galong
Cost: $ 280
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



MAY 2003
meeting  7pm Tuesday 13 May :

Panel including Professor Ben Gascoigne, Don Faulkner, Beverley Powell and Eric Martin "Memories of Mt Stromlo - aspects of life at the Observatory which was destroyed by the bushfire of 18 January"
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia
Cost: Free
Bookings: CDHS Office 62628881 or email here



JANUARY 2002
meeting  eg. 7pm Tuesday 27 August :

SPEAKER ""
Venue:
Cost: $ (members) $ (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here
meeting  eg. 7pm Tuesday 27 August :

SPEAKER ""
Venue:
Cost: $ (members) $ (non-members)
Bookings: CDHS Office 62812929 or email here



CDHS GARAGE SALE

Saturday 6 May from 9.30am -12.30pm at the CDHS Resource centre in Curtin.

Stalls for Plants, Books and Bric-a-brac.


ACT HERITAGE GRANTS PROGRAM

The successful applicants for grants under this scheme were announced by the ACT Minister for Planning, Mick Gentleman at a ceremony on Wednesday 30 September.

The Society was successful in gaining a grant of $2000 for the project Conservation of Historic Documentation of Canberra 1926-31. The documentation referred to a pair of journals titled "Around Australia's Capital", recording the remarkable 300 miles of journeys by George Jefferis and John Whelen around the Federal Capital Territory between 1926 and 1931. In addition to first hand descriptions, the volumes contain unique photographs, diagrams, maps and exquisite illustrations of native flora and fauna.




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