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Meetings

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday
5pm for 5.30pm start

March, May, July, September (A.G.M), November.
Great Southern Room
4th Floor - State Libra
ry of Western Australia

9 July 2024

Celebrating 125th Anniversary of The Perth Mint

In response to the golden bounty flowing from the Western Australia’s rich goldfields, The Perth Mint was formally opened on 20 June 1899 as a branch of the Royal Mint. Until 1931 it refined and turned deposited gold into sovereign coins before moving to the production of circulating currency. In 1986 the Mint returned to its original purpose as maker of fine gold coins with the launch of the Australian Precious Metal Coin Programme which continues to attract investors and collectors today. Throughout its 125 year history, The Perth Mint has remained committed to its dual roles of precious metals refining and coining, combining traditional skills with the latest technological advancements to develop into Australia’s largest fully integrated precious metals enterprise.

Image courtesy of Perth Mint - Architectural sketch, Perth Royal Mint South Elevation, 1897.

Natasha Fenner
As a Western Australian historian and heritage professional, Natasha was pleased to join The Perth Mint as Curator at the start of its 125th milestone year. Natasha is an experienced curator, having worked at Perth museums including the Old Court House Law Museum, Revolutions Transport Museum, and the City of Gosnells Wilkinson Homestead Museum. Natasha also has a passion for the history of the City of London and was privileged to be Assistant Curator for five years at the Museum of London. During this time, she worked closely within the Roman, Prehistory, Dress and Textile, and Social History areas of the museum’s vast collection. A career highlight was her role as Assistant Curator for the award-winning exhibition Havering Hoard, A Bronze Age Mystery. Passionate about developing heritage collections to high standards, Natasha’s goal is to further develop, research and activate The Perth Mint Heritage Collection to share stories that connect the public with all aspects of the Mint’s rich history from the gold rush era to present day.

 

Tracey Cobby
Tracey Cobby is the Manager of Product Development at The Perth Mint.
She is responsible for the product development of new coin programmes at the Mint, from concept development to finished sample.  This includes managing the design team during the coin and packaging design process, as well as an administrative team that is responsible for creating products in the enterprise resource planning system.
Prior to moving into this role in 2016, Tracey worked in a number of other business units of the Mint, including the sales department and inventory control. She has also been involved in various offshoot projects.
Tracey joined the Perth Mint in 1999 as a Sales Administrator and her knowledge of the coining industry and the history of The Perth Mint has developed over many years.
When not at work, Tracey enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and a veritable zoo of family pets, she also enjoys various craft activities and baking.


 

Members and guests are warmly invited to join us before the meeting for drinks and nibbles and stay on after our meeting and join us for a dinner at a local restaurant.

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10 September 2024

State Library of Western Australia

Dr Kate Gregory will give a presentation on a Battye Library collection

Members and guests are warmly invited to join us before the meeting for drinks and nibbles and stay on after our meeting and join us for a dinner at a local restaurant.

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19 November 2024

Dr Shane Burke will give a presentation on a Garden Island

Members and guests are warmly invited to join us before the meeting for drinks and nibbles and stay on after our meeting and join us for our end of year dinner

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