History Week 2013: Picture This

During  History Week in NSW PHA NSW members will be presenting a range of talks, exhibitions and workshops to explore the theme ‘picture this’. Laila Ellmoos has compiled a list of events to keep you busy over the next week.

Zoe Pollock, PHA NSW member and Executive Director at the History Council of NSW, has put together a fantastic program of events, including the Artist’s Ball and Yellow House pop-up gallery at David Jones Elizabeth Street Store.

Paul Convy, Australian Lebanese in the Picture

Paul Convy from the Australian Lebanese Society has curated an online exhibition of images that show the history of Lebanese settlement in Australia. The photographs featured include images relating to the immigration experience, family and social life, military service and business.

Patricia Curthoys, The Ardlethan Cot

Patricia Curthoys travels to Glen Innes as part of the History Council and RAHS Speaker Connect program to deliver a talk on one aspect of the Benevolent Society’s fundraising by exploring the story behind the Ardlethan cot, endowed by the Ardlethan branch of the Benevolent Society from 1917 to 1933.  Her talk took place on Saturday 7 September 2013. If you didn’t make it, Patricia’s talk will be available online later in the year.

Bruce Pennay, The Albury-Wodonga National Growth Centre Project

Another regional event for History Week 2013 will be a talk by Dr Bruce Pennay on the  Albury-Wodonga National Growth Centre Project, a big, bold, brave attempt to attract city people to a regional centre. The talk will be held at Albury Library Museum, 553 Kiewa Street Street, Albury on Sunday, 8 September 2013, 2-3pm.

Graham Shirley, Bert Ive and the History of Film Australia

Graham Shirley will be talking about the career of the Commonwealth’s first long-term cinematographer, Bert Ive, as well as the history of the organisation behind him, the federal body eventually known as Film Australia, which celebrates its centenary in 2013. The talk will be held at Marrickville Library, corner Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 from 11am-12pm.

Nicole Cama & Lisa Murray, From glassplate to cyberspace

Nicole Cama and Lisa Murray join a lively panel discussion at the National Martime Museum to explore how cultural institutions are using digital community platforms to share their photographic collections and unlock social and family histories. The symposium will be held on Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 6-8pm.

Bridget Griffin-Foley, Lisa Murray & Yvonne Perkins, Presenting the Past: A Symposium on History and the Media

Dr Bridget Griffin-Foley officially launches a two day symposium on history and the media at the State Library of NSW on 10-11 September 2013. PHA NSW members Lisa Murray and Yvonne Perkins will be speaking in a panel on social and digital media on Wednesday 10 September 2013, 10.30-11.45am.

Laila Ellmoos, Adam Forrest Grant: a life in photography

Laila Ellmoos will be giving a lunch time talk at Customs House Library on Wednesday 11 September 2013 on the photography of Adam Forrest Grant.

Ian Hoskins, Following photography’s footsteps On Friday, 13 September 2013, North Sydney Council Historian Ian Hoskins leads an informative walk beginning in Lavender Bay at the site of Holtermanns Tower now owned by the Shore School, where some of the most significant panoramas of Sydney Harbour were taken between the 1870s and 1900. The tour will continue across Sydney Harbour Bridge to Observatory Hill and Sydney Observatory where morning tea will be served on the verandah with views back to the Holtermann site. The three hour tour starts at 9.30am on the corner of Blue and William streets in North Sydney.

Margo Beasley, Laila Ellmoos and Lisa Murray, Sydney Town Hall Open Day

The City’s Civic Collection contains a rich collection of portraits of former mayors and lord mayors. The open day on Saturday 14th September will be a unique opportunity to explore the ‘corridors of power’ at Sydney Town Hall. Join the City’s Curator and the History Unit (Laila Ellmoos, Margo Beasley & Lisa Murray) to view portraits from the collection. Floor talks will be held hourly from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Join the City of Sydney History unit or a unique opportunity

See the full program of events in History Week 2013 here.