Delta Jazz are back Sunday February 17
This event unfortunately is sold out!
Join us each month 7 pm at Lane Cove Library for ‘At the Podium’
Lane Cove Historical Society’s monthly 'At the Podium' meetings with special guest speakers begin in February. On February 26 the guest speaker will be Nora Hinchen who will be presenting her talk entitled "Edwardian gender benders: the Bloomsbury Set". Join us at 7pm in the Lane Cove Library. Come for the talk and stay for coffee and conversation afterwards.
MARCH 26: DR PAUL ASHTON
The Accidental City—Planning in Sydney
Professor Ashton is an accomplished author and historical researcher. He co-established the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS and at Macquarie University and the University of Canberra. He also co-edits the journal Public History Review.You will remember him from our 2018 Award Night for the LHS Lane Cove History Prize where he presented the cheque to our winner. It will be an interesting evening tracing the history of Sydney's planning from 1788.
APRIL 23: PAUL STORM
Rachael Henning and her letters
Paul Storm is President of the Willoughby District Historical Society and is also an artisan glass etcher who replicates damaged Victorian or Edwardian glass in Sydney's historic homes. His interest in the Victorian and Edwardian eras extends to a wealth ofAustralian historical research to his credit. This April he will present his research into the letters of Rachael Henning. Rachael spent some of her life at Passy in Hunters Hill and is buried in the Field of Mars cemetery. Her collected letters have become a masterpiece as they sketch Australia's colonial culture and social landscape from the second half of the 19th to the early part of the 20th centuries. Her acute observations of people were as unforgiving as they are now compelling.
MAY 28: NORMA TRACEY
Presenting Social Innovation: Gunawirra
Norma Tracey is a Psychoanalytic psycho-therapist and 'Founder Emeritus' of 'Gunawirra'. She will present the rationale for this historic not-for-profit public benevolent institution, which is made up of professionals and specialists working side by side for the well-being of Aboriginal couples and their children from pre-birth to five years old. Norma's unique approach at Gunawirra is the design of innovative and trans-formational programs at the interface of health, pre-school education and trauma.
JUNE 26: DENIS SMITH - watch this space for more details as they come to hand.
JULY 23: Richard 'Dick' Whitaker
Cruising about Town—the history of the motor car in Sydney
Retired Sky News Weather Chief Meteor-ologist, Dick Whitaker's other interests and publications are in mathematics, the military, the motorcar and climate, as well as social, change. In July's At the Podium, Dick Whitaker takes us through Sydney streets from 1900 through to the iconic T-Model Ford and the emergence of the middle-class motorist. Within thirty years the horse disappeared from Sydney streets to be replaced by petrol belching motorcars—the change to life was as great as the Internet revolution one hundred years later. Dick presents a fascinating look at early photographs of Sydney's first traffic congestion.
AUGUST 27: FRANK WALKER
The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy
The renowned and respected journalist and best-selling non-fiction writer, Frank Walker, presents his account of the notorious Freddie McEvoy. Freddie McEvoy—the Australian gent who put the meaning into 1940s 'British Suave’—socialite, sportsman, heiress hunter, scoundrel, and suspected spy, Freddie cut the rug through Britain and the U.S. with his close friend, Errol Flynn. It seems the stuff of legend, but Frank Walker reports the facts, as startling as they are.
SEPTEMBER 24: DR STEPHEN GAPPS
The Sydney Wars
Stephen Gapps is curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. He is also an historian and his recent, provocative, book, The Sydney Wars, deals with the period 1788 until 1817. His work is the first detailed research "to see Aboriginal tactics as military tactics at all." Stephen grasps the military context of how British & Aboriginal forces developed their tactics & how the violence played out.
OCTOBER 22: LCHS Lane Cove History Prize Awards Night
Who will win our $2,000 cheque?
The best thing about this meeting is the happiness radiated from the winner! It is good to be recognised for good research into our local history. Our thanks again to the generous support given by Hyecorp Property Group who will provide the prize money for another year.