2023 Ian Jack Memorial Lecture

Macquarie and the Towns

The Hawkesbury Historical Society warmly invites you to attend the Ian Jack Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 26th October 2023, at 7.30 pm, in St Matthew’s Anglican Parish Hall, Moses Street, Windsor.

The special guest speaker is Dr Iain Stuart, BA (Hons), M Env Sci, PhD, President of the Royal Australian Historical Society.

Iain Stuart is a professional historian. He is currently the President of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Iain will discuss Macquarie and the towns, including the Scottish influences on their design. It is shown that the concept of improving estates and the creation of planned towns would have been familiar to both Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie through their direct experiences in Scotland and the ties of both to the pervasive Scottish Enlightenment. Iain has collected plans and other items which add great interest to his talk. This is a guest speaker not to be missed as Iain’s interests have obvious ties to Ian Jack’s writing on the early town designs.

We would love to see you either in person or via Zoom.

RSVP to Jan Barkley-Jack: j.barkley-jack@hotmail.com.au.

R. Ian Jack loomed large in the history world for 50 years. He was the longest-serving President of the Royal Australian Historical Society and a member of the Federal Historical Societies of Australia. He was also a supreme historian and heritage specialist and a one-time member of the NSW Heritage Council. He held the positions of Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Head of the History Department and Chair of the Board of Studies in Music and had the rare honour of being made a Fellow of the University, all at the University of Sydney. He was the valued President of Hawkesbury Historical Society for 5 years from 2014 to 2019 until his death.

Don't miss a post. Subscribe below to receive a round-up of the week's content.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *