History in a Coffee Cup - Commemorating Western Australia

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History in a Coffee Cup - Commemorating Western Australia

History in a Coffee Cup - Commemorating Western Australia


Location: Claremont Community Hub and Library
Contact: toc@claremont.wa.gov.au or 9285 4300 for enquiries
Time:07 Feb 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

2029 will be the bicentenary of the European colonisation of Western Australia. In just over a decade, we will be celebrating Captain Stirling’s arrival and the establishment of the Swan River Colony on 1 June 1829. Join Jenny Gregory AM, Emeritus Professor of History at The University of Western Australia as she reflects on such milestones in Western Australia’s history and how we have prepared for and celebrated them.

Jenny is author of numerous publications in the fields of urban history and heritage, with a special focus on Western Australia, her books include the Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia, City of Light: a history of Perth since the fifties, the Centenary History of The University of Western Australia, Claremont (with Geoffrey Bolton), and Building a Tradition: a history of Scotch College.  Currently President of the History Council of WA, she was previously Chair and President of the National Trust WA and a Board Member of Australia Day Council WA.

Free event, morning tea supplied. 
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When: Thursday 7 February 2019
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: Claremont Community Hub and Library, 327 Stirling Highway, Claremont, Western Australia 6010

 

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