The Makings of a City History Conference 2005

Our Military Connections

Penrith City Library held its 4th Annual History Conference on Saturday 16 April 2005 as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival. During 2005 a number of military events will be commemorated:

  • 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings
  • 60th anniversary of the end of World War 2
  • 30th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in Vietnam

The theme for this year’s conference, ‘Our Military Connections’, reflected the long association between the Penrith district and Australian Defence Forces. Conference speakers included:

  • Dr Carol Liston – Keynote speaker
  • Peter Chinn – Early Police and Military Links in the Region
  • Dr Ruth Rae – Adelaide Maud Kellett – Military and Civilian Nurse Leader
  • Carol Baxter – Nash Family
  • Lorraine Stacker – Overview of the Military Presence at Emu Plains 1819-1832
  • Jan Herivel – History of Military Establishments in the Penrith District