Past Speakers

Join us on meeting nights for an interesting range of speakers and topics

Perth Metro Plan Project

Digitise, geo-reference and place on-line Perth's Metropolitan Plans, mainly from the 1920's.

J S Battye Library of West Australian History

3rd Floor State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth.

State Records of Western Australia

Ground Floor, Alexander Library Building, James Street West Entrance, Perth.

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12 September 2017
Annual General Meeting
Speaker - Dr Peter Burke
"CY O'Connor and the WA Press: Who Wrote Those Terrible Things?

11 July 2017
Speaker -Dr Ronda Jamieson
"Servants of the people and e-Book publishing"

9 May 2017
Dr Anne Scrimgeour (Battye Fellow 2016)
 "The Pibara Aboriginal movement of the 1940's and 1950's."

14 March 2017
Dr Fiona Bush OAM
 "St Ronan's Well: when fiction becomes historical fact."

22 November 2016 (4th Tuesday)
Steve Howell
 "I'm a celebrity: how the hell did I get here?."

20 September 2016
Jennie and Bevan Carter
 "Considerable travail: 100 years of King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women ."

12 July 2016
Heather Campbell, Jan McCahon-Marshall and Jenna Lynch (City of Perth Centre)
 "Treasury, Land and Titles Office oral history project: dungeons, maps, rats and the people who worked with them ."

10 May 2016
Carmelo Amalfi
 "Celebrating 400 years since Dirk Hartog bumped into Shark Bay."

8 March 2016
Bill Bunbury
 "The warmth, wit and wisdom of Geoffrey Bolton."

17 November 2015
Julie Martin
 "The ghost of a moment in time: The story behind the photograph of the 11th Battalion on the Pyramid of Cheops, January 1915."

8 September 2015
Associate Professor Bobbie Oliver and Dr Sue Summers
 "What kind of democracy is this?" Conscientious objectors, repatriation of disabled ex-servicemen and other marginalised histories.

14 July 2015
Bill Edgar
 "The Convict era in WA: its economic, social and political consequences"

12 May 2015
Shannon Lovelady
"The Gallipoli dead from Western Australia"

10 March 2015
Annie Q Medley
"Arrival By Boat 1846"

11 November 2014
John Viska
"Colonial Gardens" + our end of year dinner

9 September 2014
Steve Howell - Battye Library Specialist
"125th Anniversary of the State Library" + our AGM

8 July 2014
Patsy Millett
"A family of diarists" with a display of Durack materials held in the State Library of WA

13 May 2014
Lenore Layman
"Sudden deaths by accidents, murder or suicide from early inquests"

March 2014
"Lessons for a listener"
by Bill Bunbury - renowned Australian broadcaster, author, oral historian and documentary maker with over 40 years experience in both radio and television production.

and a tour of the rare book room
Prior to the meeting, our members will have a unique opportunity to tour the State Library's new rare book room. The wonderful and valuable collection of rare publications now have a new keeping place and this invitation from the State Library is not to be missed.

November 2013
Stories from the East Perth Cemeteries
by Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland

September 2013
‘Storylines’: our speakers will explain redefining, reinvigorating and repatriating Aboriginal heritage collections online.
Dr Kate Gregory and Damian Webb

July 2013
Ukrainian Migrant Refugees in WA: Let's Not Talk About Stalin
by Dr Lesa Morgan

May 2013
A H Stone - Perth's pioneer photographer
by Dr Pamela Statham Drew

March 2013
A focus on film movies from the Battye Library
by Steve Howell

November 2012
Old Perth Buildings
by Richard Offen

July 2012
'Henry Willey Reveley: Roundhouse Architect'
by Associate Professor Bob Reece

May 2012
'The Bushranger Who Stole Books: the life and crimes of Captain Lomas'
by Dr Steve Errington

March 2012
The flying boats of Roebuck Bay
by Michael McCarthy and Sue Summers
In addition to Mike’s talk, Dr Nonja Peters’ paper on the Dutch victims of the attack who were on the flying boats escaping from the Netherlands East Indies, will be presented by Dr Sue Summers, who assisted in the research.



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