12 September 2017
Annual General Meeting
Speaker - Dr Peter Burke
"CY O'Connor and the WA Press: Who Wrote Those Terrible Things?
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)
"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
"Celebrating 400 years since Dirk Hartog bumped into Shark Bay."
8 March 2016
"The warmth, wit and wisdom of Geoffrey Bolton."
17 November 2015
"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
"The Convict era in WA: its economic, social and political consequences"
12 May 2015
"The Gallipoli dead from Western Australia" http://gallipoli.wags.org.au
10 March 2015
Annie Q Medley
"Arrival By Boat 1846"
11 November 2014
"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
"A family of diarists" with a display of Durack materials held in the State Library of WA
13 May 2014
"Sudden deaths by accidents, murder or suicide from early inquests"
"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.
Stories from the East Perth Cemeteries
by Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland
‘Storylines’: our speakers will explain redefining, reinvigorating and repatriating Aboriginal heritage collections online.
Dr Kate Gregory and Damian Webb
Ukrainian Migrant Refugees in WA: Let's Not Talk About Stalin
by Dr Lesa Morgan
A H Stone - Perth's pioneer photographer
by Dr Pamela Statham Drew
A focus on ﬁlm movies from the Battye Library
by Steve Howell
Old Perth Buildings
by Richard Offen
'Henry Willey Reveley: Roundhouse Architect'
by Associate Professor Bob Reece
'The Bushranger Who Stole Books: the life and crimes of Captain Lomas'
by Dr Steve Errington
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.