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Meetings

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday
March, May, July, September (A.G.M), November.
Great Southern Room
4th Floor - State Libra
ry of Western Australia

12 March 2024

John Viska - Historic Gardens of Perth

John Viska, the current Chairman of the WA Branch of the Australian Garden History Society will give a presentation on the society's recent publication Historic Gardens of Perth ,European settlement to Modernism.
In his talk, he will discuss the genesis, scope and purpose of the book including a selection of images. The publication will be available for purchase at $50.
The founding Chairman of the West Australian Branch of the Australian Garden History Society, John is also the author of A Guide to Conserving and Interpreting Gardens in Western Australia and has contributed entries to The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens, the Historical Encyclopaedia of WA, and has researched and curated the society’s two exhibitions on Historic Gardens of Perth and co-edited Historic Gardens of Perth, European Settlement to Modernism. 
He lectured in Horticulture in the TAFE system for twenty-five years and prepared conservation plans for the National Trust of Australia (WA), Heritage Council and the City of Vincent, 
In 2008 John was the recipient of an award from the Heritage Council of Western Australia for Outstanding contribution to Heritage in Western Australia by an Individual and is actively involved with promoting the garden history of Western Australia through delivering public lectures to community groups and societies as well as published articles.  

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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14 May 2024

State Records Office of Western Australia

The SROWA will share with members one of their fascinating stories from their talks with the ABC 720 ABC Radio's History Repeated and 6PR's Remember When https://www.6pr.com.au/show/remember-when/

https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/state-records-office-of-western-australia/stories-the-state-archives-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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9 July 2024

Perth Mint

Celebrating 125th Anniversary

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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