This program was last updated on Thursday 15th October. It may be subject to change.
Chair: Bruce Baskerville
9.00am Heritage Grants Awards – presented by The Hon. Mark Speakman MP, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, and Assistant Minister for Planning
9.15am Business Session, Certificate of Achievement and Certificate of Appreciation Awards
The Business Session will be an opportunity to discuss issues that impact running an historical society. Members of the Affiliated Societies Committee will give a brief overview of key topic areas and encourage input from members of the audience.
The Certificate of Achievement and Certificate of Appreciation Awards will be an opportunity to honour the contribution made by members of historical societies to their organisation.
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea and Book Sales
Chair: Ian Granland
11.00am Sarah-Jane Rennie, Head of Collections Care – Sydney Living Museums – The Importance of Significance Assessment
11.30am Paul MacPherson, New South Wales Australian Football History Society – The Other Side of Collecting: Refusing, Replacing and Deaccessioning Historical Material
12.00pm Jean Winston, Mount Victoria & District Historical Society Museum – Experiences in Undertaking a Significance Assessment and its Benefits
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch and Book Sales
Chair: Audrey McCallum
1.30pm Wayne Peake, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University – The Peake Family of Peakhurst and the Georges River District 1811 – 1996. Impressions and Sketches.
2.00pm Linda Myring – Migrant Experiences and Eleanor Menton – An Asian Teacher in a New Country
2.30pm Ben Mercer, Ancestry – The migrant in all of us – DNA tests?