The Conference will continue the theme of their April 2017 Conference, specifically examining Australian history in all its facets and its presentation to modern audiences through museums, seminars, technology, publications and the interaction between historians and family historians.
Whole Histories features three keynote speakers:
- Dr Ann Herraman from the Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society who will present innovative ideas to invigorate historical groups and communities.
- Professor Mark McKenna from the University of Sydney who will speak about his research for his award winning publication, Looking for Blackfellas’ Point: An Australian History of Place.
- Dr Matthew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia who will present the final paper, ‘Object, Places, People: Reconnecting History and Heritage in Communities’.
For affiliated societies it is an opportunity to examine your own circumstances and what strategies you can put in place for keeping your stories alive.