St George Historical Society Mini Conference

St George Historical Society Inc Conference

A message from St George Historical Society:

St George Historical Society Inc Conference

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St George Historical Society warmly invites your society to a mini conference on Sunday 18th March from 12pm – 4pm at St. Magdalene’s Chapel, Tempe House, Wolli Creek, NSW.

We would like to invite up to three representatives from your society to participate in a very productive, one-day session aimed at generating discussion around issues that are pertinent to our local history, in the company of colleagues and friends.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Associate Professor and RAHS President Carol Liston AO – the impact of council amalgamations on historical societies.
  • RAHS Senior Vice President Christine Yeats – the importance of ISS, ISBN, book presentation and copyright related to societies’ publications.
  • Sydney Living Museums Public Programs Officer Aleema Ash – public programming for museums run by volunteers.

There will also be a brief discussion about:

  • Websites and social media
  • How to attract a younger audience
  • Best methods of historical/family societies in gaining memberships, marketing and publications

To end the day, a tour of the restored Tempe House will be led by Mr Ross Berry, Tempe House historian and genealogist to Dr Robert Brodie Spark and family.

We welcome an exchange of business cards, newsletters and other promotional material but there will be no provision for sales on the day. The event will be free but it is important to book early as places are strictly limited. A light lunch will also be included.

RSVP by 16th March to

We hope to see many local history groups represented.


11:30am – Registration
12:00pm – Acknowledgement of country
12:15pm – Associate Professor Carol Liston AO
12:45pm – Christine Yeats
1:15pm – Lunch
2:15pm – Aleema Ash
3:00pm – Tour of Tempe House
4:00pm – Conclusion of events

Date and time: Sunday 18th March, 12pm – 4pm
Venue: St. Magdalene’s Chapel, Tempe House, Wolli Creek, NSW
Cost: Free
Bookings are essential and strictly limited. You must be a member of a historical society in order to attend.

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