Tuesday Curatorial

Term Three 2017

Tue 25 Jul 2017Tue 19 Sep 2017

10:30am11:30am

Museum of the Great Southern

"The Brig Amity at night. Its reflection can be seen in the water."

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 Three 2017 Calendar

Term Three PDF

Fuelling the steamships - Investigating the coal hulks of Albany

Tuesday 25 July

Coal was a vital part of the steamship trade in the 19th century, and the coal hulks in the harbour were a part of Albany’s landscape.

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

The Brig Amity - The story of Australia's colonial warhorse

Tuesday 1 August

Detailed research and a new book shine a fresh light on the ship that brought the first European settlers to Albany in 1826.

Presented by Danny Tangney, Author and historian.

Street names of Albany - Mayors of Albany

Tuesday 8 August

Albany has had a mayor since William Finlay in 1885. Several streets recall their names and we look at some of their achievements.

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

Keep it clean! - Rivers and wetlands in a changing environment

Tuesday 15 August

For National Science Week 2017, we look at the health and challenges to wetlands and rivers on the south coast in the present day.

Presented by Steve & Geraldine Janicke, Waterway ecologists.

Islands of Albany - Eclipse Island and its beacon

Tuesday 22 August

Eclipse Island, off the south coast, shines its light every day. But not many know its interesting history and links to the past.

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

District Snapshot - Emu Point and surrounds

Tuesday 29 August

Now part of suburban Albany, but for many years a fishing base and holiday destination. Emu Point has many interesting stories.

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

Makers of Albany - Matthew Cull & Henry Toll

Tuesday 5 September

Two men who had close links with the P&O Shipping Line, and whose service to Albany in the 19th century was profound.

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

Bones! - Police graves in the Albany Pioneer Cemetery

Tuesday 12 September

Few know that the Albany Cemetery contains graves of several policemen, among them some Police Commissioners.

Presented by Merv Pegler, Retired Policeman.

Great Southern Art Trail

Tuesday 19 September

View some of the creative talents of a range of visual artists who will be exhibiting and explaining their works.

Presented by Artists of the Great Southern region.


Caption: The Brig Amity.

Image Courtesy Gan Eden Photography

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map

Address

Residency Road,
Albany,
Western Australia,
6330,
Australia

Phone
(08) 9841 4844

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map

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.