About the Speakers:
- Dr Peter Hobbins is a historian of colonial and twentieth-century Australia at the University of Sydney. His work has explored the lives of immigrants, entrepreneurs and scientists. He has published two books: Venomous Encounters: Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia and Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia’s Immigrant Past.
- Dr Lesley Potter is a retired nurse and midwife, and author of Mistress of her Profession: Colonial Midwives of Sydney 1788–1901 (2017). Her research interests focus on the history of women, particularly nurses and midwives in the colonial period.
- Dr Chris Cunneen is an honorary fellow in Modern History at Macquarie University and was project coordinator for the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. Since 1974 he has been closely involved with the Australian Dictionary of Biography, and has written 80 of its entries. He is also the author of Kings’ Men: Australia’s Governors-General from Hopetoun to Isaacs and William John McKell: Boilermaker, Premier, Governor-General.
When: Wednesday 25 July, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $32 RAHS members; $35 non-members