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Inaugural Coral Thomas Fellowship Lecture

Thursday 19 October 2017 - 5:30pm to 7pm

In the early 1830s, surveyor John Helder Wedge collected early south-eastern Aboriginal wooden artefacts from Tasmania and Victoria, now housed in the Saffron Walden Museum in Essex. It has been suggested that Wedge sought the artefacts out of a rare ‘humanitarian’ interest in the Indigenous people. Rebe Taylor, Coral Thomas Fellow, will deliver the inaugural lecture on her recent findings.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Anthony Trollope’s Australian Adventures

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Prolific novelist and inveterate traveller Anthony Trollope explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s: the first celebrity to tour Australasia. His memoir inspired by those adventures was subsequently described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’. 

Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism

Friday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Celebrate  great Australian journalism, telling the stories of our nation and strengthening our democracy.

Bitesize Curator Talk: 3D Photography in Australia, 1855-1880

Thursday 12 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join curator Geoff Barker in a talk about the early years of stereoscopic photography in Australia.

Free kids tours

Thursday 5 October 2017 - 11am to Friday 6 October 2017 - 11am

Join us as we explore some of the nooks and crannies of this fascinating building.

Scholarly Musings: Murder, Three Cases that Shocked Colonial Australia

Tuesday 3 October 2017 - 11am to 12pm

Join Rachel Franks as she highlights three murder cases that shocked colonial Australia: the first officer of the law to die in the line of duty in Sydney; the case of the gentleman convict; and the man so terrible it was thought he was Jack the Ripper.

Drop-in activity centre: Animals!

Tuesday 3 October 2017 - 10am to 3pm

Hooves, claws, beaks and paws - plenty to get excited about in our September drop-in.

Drop-in activity centre: Animals!

Thursday 28 September 2017 - 10am to 3pm

Hooves, claws, beaks and paws - plenty to get excited about in our September drop-in.