John Turner Lecture
The John Turner Memorial Lecture is held in memory of Dr John Turner, a former history lecturer at the University of Newcastle and WEA Hunter. Dr Turner was one of the foremost historians in the Hunter Valley with a keen interest in local convict history. Dr Turner died in July 1998.
The John Turner Memorial History Lecture is a joint initiative of the University of Newcastle and WEA Hunter.
Professor Michael Rosenthal
'Colonel Paterson's Scrapbook'
When, in 1809, he knew he would be returning to Britain, colonial hand, Colonel William Paterson, took great care to commission watercolours from John Lewin and George Robert Evans, arguably the leading artists in the colony. This comparatively ambitious project involved importing both drawing paper and watercolour paints into New South Wales, and the resulting work offers an intriguing snapshot of how what was meant as a penal colony, a place of punitive retribution, could be perceived as something very different as it had thus developed. Besides this issue, the lecture will investigate the role of scrapbooks more generally, and how the watercolours commissioned by Paterson for his own have a significant biographical significance.
|When:||Thursday 9 May, 5:45pm for 6pm at Newcastle City Hall|
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|2012 Speaker:||Michael Ondaatje|
|Topic:||"Clinging to Guns and God": Political Conservatism in the Age of Obama|
|When:||Held on Thursday 20 September, 5.45pm for 6pm at Newcastle City Hall|
|2011 Speakers:||Greg and Sylvia Ray|
|Topic:||Newcastle: The Missing Years
"Recovering Memories" - Photos and History of the 1930’s - 1940’s
|When:||Held on Wednesday 12 October, 5.45pm for 6pm at Newcastle City Hall|
|2010 Speaker:||Professor Henry Reynolds|
|Topic:||The Black War - A new look at an old subject'|
|Professor Reynolds talked about the much debated and contentious question of the frontier wars between Aborigines and settlers.|