Crossing the Great Divide
Held at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 9 March 2013
- This year we were especially excited to welcome Dr Siobhan Lavelle OAM as our keynote speaker. The title of her talk was 1813: A tale that grew in the telling which explored the historical interpretation and growing legend of the crossing of Blaxland,
Lawson and Wentworth.
- Dr David Blaxland shared the achievements of his ancestor, Gregory Blaxland.
- Tracy Bradford from the Mitchell Library spoke about the life of William Lawson.
- Andrew Tink spoke about Australia’s greatest native son, William Charles Wentworth, and his many ‘firsts’.
- Associate Professor Carol Liston, lecturer in Australian history at the University of Western Sydney, explored the crossing’s impact on the colony and the District of Evan.