Tuesday Curatorial

Term One 2018

Tue 6 Feb 2018Tue 10 Apr 2018

10:30am11:30am

Museum of the Great Southern

Frankland River, Nornalup

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and stories of the Great Southern each week, as expert speakers bring the region to life.

All sessions commence at 10.30am in the Old Co-op Building.

Entry is by gold coin donation or a term ticket can be purchased for $20. Bookings are not required.

Morning tea is provided.

Term One Program PDF [3.53MB]

Term One 2018 Calendar

Kanalaritja — the traditional Tasmanian art of shell stringing

Tuesday 6 February

This exhibition has delighted Albany audiences and this talk delves more deeply into the traditions and craft of shell stringing. kanalaritja: an unbroken string is a culmination of the survival and transfer of knowledge across generations.

Presented by Vernice Gillies, Aboriginal Liaison and Community Engagement Officer with Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern

Hybla on Middleton — the history of a family beach house

Tuesday 13 February

A family story goes that Sir Ernest Lee Steere used winnings from two racehorses to purchase Hybla cottage in 1927 after relocation from the Goldfields to its Middleton Beach location. 5 generations of the family have since enjoyed Albany beachside holidays. Mike Lefroy, Sir Ernest’s grandson, will reveal family stories and holiday tales of this idyllic south coast setting.

Presented by Mike Lefroy, Maritime Historian and Author.

Seeking a Feminist Utopia — a grand vision for 1900s Denmark

Tuesday 20 February

A previously unknown tale of a proposed settlement for British migrant women in Denmark in the early 1900s that never took place. Discover the background and plans for this ambitious scheme by a group of British suffragists.

Presented by Miriam Crandell, Recent UWA Graduate.

Double Crossings — Traversing the Nullarbor Plain

Tuesday 27 February

Two tales of incredible fortitude from the late 19th century involving pioneer crossings of the Nullarbor Plain to and from Albany, by Frenchman Henri Gilbert, and married couple, David & Susan Harford.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern with Randall Jasper, Actor.

"Mainly for Women" — the story of the Women's Rest House

Tuesday 6 March

To mark International Women’s Day (March 8), we discuss the history and background of Albany’s distinctive mock-Tudor Taxi Rank and Women’s Rest Room on Stirling Terrace that date back to 1909.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern

Springmount and the Leishmans — Pioneers of Nanarup

Tuesday 13 March

Henry and Alice Leishman were pioneer farmers at Nanarup, east of Albany. The grand house that he built in 1892, Springmount, has been lovingly restored by Paul Terry and is still occupied.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern with Ian Twentyman, Owner.

Makers of Albany - Henry & Anne Camfield

Tuesday 20 March

Henry Camfield was Government Resident in Albany (1848-60), and his wife Anne founded the first school for Aboriginal children in the district. Together they had a profound effect on the young colonial outpost.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.

District Snapshot — Kendenup and Surrounds

Tuesday 27 March

Kendenup, north of Mount Barker, is in the heart of farming country at the foot of the Stirling Range, but was once destined to be a pioneering ‘closer’ settlement under the guidance of charismatic entrepreneur, C.J. De Garis.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.

A Decade in an Hour — the 1930s in Albany

Tuesday 3 April

The 1930s in Albany were challenging! Worldwide depression affected employment and industry, yet shipping cargoes increased in volume. Tourism and agriculture made great strides, but war came again at the decade’s end.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.

Picturing WA — Looking through the lens of E.L. Mitchell

Tuesday 10 April

Many will recognize E.L. Mitchell’s stunning photographs of early 20th century WA. However, few people know anything about Mitchell’s life or the significance of his photographs. Join Joanna Sassoon for a highly illustrated talk about this most prolific and significant, yet almost unknown WA photographer.

Presented by Dr Joanna Sassoon, Photographic researcher and author.


Scene on the Frankland River at Nornalup by E.L. Mitchell (detail), 1917.

Courtesy: Joanna Sassoon

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map

Address

Residency Road,
Albany,
Western Australia,
6330,
Australia

Phone
(08) 9841 4844

 

By Bus
The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available in onsite.