Tuesday Curatorial

Term Three 2018

Tue 17 Jul 2018Tue 18 Sep 2018

10:30am11:30am

Museum of the Great Southern

Albany State School around 1910

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 Three Program PDF [1.54MB]

Term Three 2018 Calendar

Punuku Tjukurpa - Carvings and artefacts from the Top End

Tuesday 17 July

The stories of the Anangu culture are told in this landmark exhibition, the first of the Maruku Arts archives near Uluru. Learn of its significance and some of the stories that are told via these intricate carvings and artefacts.

Presented by Vernice Gillies, Menang Elder and Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.

Makers of Albany - Jack Day & Albert Hassell

Tuesday 24 July

Two pioneers of Albany history - one a farmer, one a baker - had great impacts on local life. Albert Hassell was a WA delegate to early Constitutional Conventions, while Jack Day was Mayor of Albany in the difficult period after World War I.

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

District Snapshot - Frenchman Bay & surrounds

Tuesday 31 July

Frenchman Bay, named after the early French explorers, is best known as the home of whaling on the south coast. But it has a varied history, from a holiday destination to a haven for rare plant species.

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

"Dear Diary" - Albany memories from ordinary people

Tuesday 7 August

Observations of early European settlement in Albany are captured by diary writers of the 19th century. This phenomenon is repeated today via digital sites such as Lost Albany.

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

Fifty Shades of Cray - The secret lives of crustacea

Tuesday 14 August

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK - 11-19 AUGUST

 

To celebrate Australian science, Andrew Hosie will talk about one of his passions - undersea crustacea, their reproduction and life cycles.

Presented by Andrew Hosie, Curator (Crustacea & Worms), WA Museum.

Taking Advantage of Heritage - Albany State School precinct

Tuesday 21 August

The former Albany State School buildings have been repurposed to house offices, administration and meeting areas. Julie de Jong will explain the challenges involved in turning 19th century heritage buildings into 21st century spaces.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern with Julie de Jong, Heritage Architect, H+H Architects.

The Russians are Coming! - How we prepared for invasion

Tuesday 28 August

Princess Royal Fortress ("The Albany Forts") was built to combat the possibility of Russian invasion in the 1890s. Discover why the Australian colonies felt threatened and how they resolved to face it.

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

"Pressed Plants For Sale" - Albany, entrepreneurs and botany

Tuesday 4 September

Early visitors to Albany were often met by vendors of plants and native animals. Geoff Byrne will highlight some of these early entrepreneurs, their methods and their legacies.

Presented by Geoff Byrne, Botanist and Collector.

A Decade in an Hour - 1900-1910 in Albany

Tuesday 11 September

The first decade of a united Australia was one of prosperity for Albany - but also one of disappointment and lost opportunity. Learn how Albany faced the loss of shipping to their port, and the new opportunities that were presented by increasing tourism.

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

Magpies and You - Australia's favourite monochrome warbler

Tuesday 18 September

Everyone loves magpies, but not perhaps at this time of the year! Ruth Haight discusses the magpie family structure, and how to discourage swooping magpies that are intent on keeping their territories safe.

Presented by Ruth Haight, Animal Carer and Researcher.


Albany State School, c1910.

Image courtesy: WA 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.