Tuesday Curatorial

Term Four 2017

Tue 17 Oct 2017Tue 12 Dec 2017

10:30am11:30am

Museum of the Great Southern

"A scan of an 1890s photo of Princess Royal Harbour."

Tuesday Curatorials bring the best of history and natural science stories of the Great Southern to a regular audience.

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 Four 2017 Calendar

Term Four PDF [3.04MB]

Upper Kalgan Tearooms - The place, the people and the pies

Tuesday 17 October

The Maxton’s tearooms were legendary in Albany in the 1950s and 1960s. Using fresh apples, home-made jam and cream, the tearooms were ideal for a Sunday drive and a delicious afternoon cream tea or apple pie.

Presented by Jane Mouritz, Student and Researcher.

Journeys! - Road travel around the Great Southern

Tuesday 24 October

When cars came to Albany in the early 20th century, the roads were often little more than sand, and motoring was not for the faint-hearted. Even a trip to Emu Point or Denmark could be a hazardous adventure.

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

Piers to Wharves - The jetties of Princess Royal Harbour

Tuesday 31 October

Most jetties have now been replaced by land-backed wharves. But jetties were once the lifeblood of 19th and 20th century shipping to Albany, which linked the settlement to the rest of the world.

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

A Decade in an Hour - The 1880s in Albany

Tuesday 7 November

The 1880s was an important decade in Albany’s development - the town elected its first Mayor, the railway linked Albany to Perth, and the Town Hall was completed. Albany was developing into a key regional centre.

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

The View from Mount Clarence - A look back at settlement along the South Coast of WA

Tuesday 14 November

The website, The View from Mount Clarence, is a treasure trove of early South Coast history, yet it is run by an Albany expatriate who lives in Dublin. Find out how this is done in a 21st century world!

Presented by Ciaran Lynch, Researcher, with Malcolm Traill, Public Programs, Museum of the Great Southern

District Snapshot - Redmond and surrounds

Tuesday 21 November

The cattle farming area of Redmond is only 25 km north of the city centre, yet its history is one of cattle farming, gold mining, a long-forgotten monastery, and even the Irish Home Rule campaign!

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

In Living Memory - Obituaries in the West Australian

Tuesday 28 November

Cornish and Hough, in a compilation of 50 obituaries from the West Australian, will explain how to write a good life story and the best ways to honour the lives of both the famous and the ordinary.

Presented by Patrick Cornish, Journalist, and David Hough, Historian

Makers of Albany - Edmund Lockyer & Denis Dinneen

Tuesday 5 December

The founder of European settlement in Albany and his convict blacksmith tell different tales of the English presence on the southern coast, and how their fortunes overlapped, even after they left this area.

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

Highlights of 2017 - Remembering the best of the year

Tuesday 12 December

The best of the 34 different Curatorial presentations from 2017, plus some new stories that weren’t told but have since come to light!

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


Caption: Princess Royal Harbour, 1890s.

Image courtesy Western Australian Museum

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.