Tuesday Curatorial

Term Two 2017

Tue 2 May 2017Tue 27 Jun 2017

10:30am11:30am

Museum of the Great Southern

Esplanade Hotel, Albany, mid-1950s.

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 Two 2017 Calendar

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Linking the Colonies - The East-West Telegraph Line

Tuesday 2 May

The building of the East-West telegraph line in 1877 connected Albany and Adelaide across the Nullarbor Plain. This epic construction brought new life to Albany.

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

Makers of Albany - Edward Eyre & Patrick Taylor

Tuesday 9 May

Edward Eyre (1815-1901) and his Aboriginal companion Wylie were some of the first people to travel overland from Adelaide to Albany in 1841. Patrick Taylor (1807-1877) was a pioneer European settler in the Kalgan district and his town cottage still stands in Albany.

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

Four Pubs, One Name - Tales of the Esplanade Hotel

Tuesday 16 May

Between 1898 and 2007, four different Esplanade Hotels have stood on the same site at Middleton Beach. Now there is a proposal to build a new hotel on that land.

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

Off the Sheep's Back - The Story of Wool in Albany

Tuesday 23 May

The production, processing and export of wool have been vital parts of Albany life since the arrival of the first sheep on the Brig Amity in 1826, and the construction of the Albany Woollen Mills in 1925.

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

District Snapshot - King River & Surrounds.

Tuesday 30 May

Named after explorer Phillip Parker King, the King River and Lower King districts have always been a fertile part of the Albany hinterland and now is part of the spreading urban fringe.

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

The Colonial Administrator - The Life & Times of J.R. Phillips

Tuesday 6 June

John Randall Phillips (1790-1852) took over as Government Resident in Albany in 1840 and was seen as a “competent and successful administrator”. After he resigned from his post in 1847, he remained in Albany until his death and was buried in the Albany Memorial Cemetery.

Presented by Tom Chapman, a Family Historian from South Australia.

An Early View of Albany - The Robert Dale Panorama Print

Tuesday 13 June

The Dale Panorama (1834), which is almost 3 metres in length, is an early colonial image that is remarkable in its detail and scope. Its creation and legacy will be discussed, as well as the career of Ensign Robert Dale.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Public Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern with Annette Davis, Independent Art Curator.

Kincinnup or Albany? Menang names around the Albany region

Tuesday 20 June

The interest in Menang place names has never been higher. This talk will discuss the meanings and origins of the names of significant sites around the Albany region.

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

Collecting the West - An Aboriginal curator’s view of a global project

Tuesday 27 June

This international project, subtitled ‘How Collections Create Western Australia’, will have a profound impact on general research work and on the design and contents of the New Museum Project.

Presented by Shona Coyne, Emerging Curator – Yurlmun Mokare Mia Boodja Exhibition, and Malcolm Traill, Public Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Esplanade Hotel, Albany, mid-1950s.

Image Courtesy WA Museum

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.