Icomos Burra Charter 40th Anniversary

Tasmanian Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter

When: Tuesday 8 October 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 pm,

Where: Hadleys Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart.

The Burra Charter, the bedrock for heritage practice in Australia, turns 40 this year! The Burra Charter sets out principles and procedures that have been applied throughout Australia since it was written in 1979.

In Tasmania, Australia ICOMOS is celebrating this milestone with a reception at the historic Hadleys Orient Hotel in Hobart on Tuesday 8th October 2019, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. If you have an interest in heritage conservation please come and be part of this cultural heritage celebration.

The reception will also feature a small panel of heritage practitioners who are expert in different areas of cultural heritage who will share their reflections and thoughts on their experience working with the Burra Charter, its usefulness, and how they think the Burra Charter might usefully evolve in the future. This will be followed by audience questions and comment. Professor Kate Darian-Smith, a cultural historian and Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Arts, Law & Education at the University of Tasmania will be MC for the event.

Cost: $15, refreshments provided.

Bookings: are required and can be made via Register Now<https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=36183>.

 Please book soon as numbers are limited. Note that bookings close 2 October 2019
This is an Australia ICOMOS event.

Australia ICOMOS however acknowledges the support of Hadleys Orient Hotel for this event.

Hillwood Community Conference

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TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE HILLWOOD COMMUNITY HISTORY ROOM

HILLWOOD COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

HILLWOOD WAR MEMORIAL HALL

11 AUGUST 2019

REGISTRATION @ 9.00 AM        FIRST SPEAKER @ 9.30 AM

TOPICS INCLUDE

The Hillwood War Memorial - The Bangor Slate Mine

The Hillwood Garden Club - The Volcanic Tamar Valley

The Mt Direction Signal Station - Orcharding at Hillwood

Italian Prisoners of War at Hillwood

Plus: A panel of longstanding locals on life as it was in Hillwood pre 1950

Cost $40 per head includes morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS

By the internet                 go to Trybooking.com and follow the prompts for ‘Hillwood Community Conference’ or type in www.trybooking.com/512684 into Google

By direct banking             Account name:                 Low Head Conference

                                                BSB 067601                         Account number 1032 5668

                                    Put your name in relevant space to appear on recipient’s statement

By mail                         PO Box 505, MOWBRAY 7248

Email                            gunn.thomas@outlook.com

Phone                           Thomas Gunn 0477 633 730 or Anne Green 0408 370 646

Second Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference

 

The Second Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference will be held on Saturday October 6 2018 in the Boatshed on the Pilot Station, Low Head. Speakers include -

Anne Lee Archer on John Lee Archer, colonial architect and designer of the original Low Head Lighthouse

John Watts on the Low Head Leading Lights

Anne Green on lighthouses during World War 2

Rod Harris on lighthouse maintenance (which is his occupation)

Karl Rowbottom on Table Cape lighthouse and its opening to the public

Lindsay Dawe on the history of Eddystone Point lighthouse

Thomas Gunn on lighthouses as business logos.

plus one other still to be confirmed

Conference starts at 9.15, tickets are $55 and include morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.

As an extra bonus AMSA have agreed to open the lighthouse on the day for visits BUT ONLY TO THOSE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE.

Bookings through www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=389301

or phone Thomas Gunn on 0477 633 730

 

The Royal Society of Tasmania is celebrating its 175th Anniversary Year

As part of the celebrations, two books are being published. The first, Mapping Van Diemen’s Land and the Great Beyond edited by Lynn Davies, Margaret Davies and Warren Boyles will be published in mid July. The volume contains over 100 high resolution images of rare and beautiful maps from the Society’s collection with text from authoritative contributors contributing to their understanding.

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MARITA BARDENHAGEN AWARD

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MEMORIAL AWARD FOR LOCAL HISTORY

The Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award for Local History is a biennial award to honour the memory of well-known historian Dr Marita Bardenhagen.

The aim of the Award is to encourage local historians to publish the results of their research.

The Award is for a book with significant Tasmanian local history content.

The Award will be determined by an independent judging panel of three, approved by the Trustees of the Award.

Entries for the Award will close on 14 June 2018.

For more information about the Award,

Please contact

Dr Diane Snowden at dsnowden@tassie.net.au