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RAHS Day Lecture – The True Story of Gundagai’s Dog on the Tuckerbox: Tourists, Truth and the Insouciance of Souvenirs – POSTPONED

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Nine Miles from Gundagai [RAHS Postcard Collection]

The following event has been postponed as a precaution to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus amongst the community.

Gundagai’s statue of the Dog on the Tuckerbox, about half way between Melbourne and Sydney, was arguably Australia’s most popular purpose-built tourist attraction for half a century from its unveiling in 1932. Richard White will use the monument as a case study to consider the ways in which the past is visualised as it is turned into tourism.

About the speaker:

Richard White taught Australian history and the history of travel and tourism at the University of Sydney from 1989 to 2013. His publications include Inventing Australia, The Oxford Book of Australian Travel Writing, On Holidays: A History of Getting Away in Australia and Symbols of Australia. He was co-editor of the journal History Australia from 2008 to 2013, is a member of several editorial boards and initiated the establishment of the History Council of NSW. He is currently working on the history of ‘history tourism’ in Australia and a history of the cooee.

 

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Details

Date:
April 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organiser

Royal Australian Historical Society
Phone:
(02) 9247 8001
Email:
history@rahs.org.au
Website:
www.rahs.org.au

Venue

History House
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 9247 8001
Website:
www.rahs.org.au

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