Annual Makings of a City History Conference
This year our theme is: Sex, crime and politics – Castlereagh connections, which should stir and intrigue the minds of us all.
Price: $50 per person nonrefundable (complete the form inside the brochure)
Date: 12 March 2016
Time: Register from 8.30am, Conference 9am – 4pm
Venue: Bonynge Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street Penrith
Bookings: please email the registration slip from the brochure to Alison Spencer – firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 02 4732 7687.
We welcome Associate Professor Grace Karskens as our keynote speaker to talk about the complex family relationships that defined Castlereagh from the early years.
Craig Bratby will be looking at the family connections that tied bushranger John Vane to Castlereagh.
Graham Wilcox has recently published a book on Queensland politician Sir Arthur Rutledge and will talk about his early life as a farmer’s son in Castlereagh.
Librarian and researcher Ann-Maree Bonner will explain the value of the local records held in the Research Room for local and family history research.
We will also be acknowledging the soldiers who ‘made the supreme sacrifice’ in 1916.