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SH Branch: AGM, morning tea, lunch and two lectures
August 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The AGM will be followed by two lectures:
Dr Greg Johnson: Write to Garden in Australia: 1888 to 1938.
The late 19th Century and the end of the Victorian era, a more diverse and confident Australia began to emerge. Technology, science, new forms of communication, and robust democracy heralded the start of the modern era. Greg’s lecture will explore the publications and the writers in the period from 1888 the Centenary of European settlement of Australia to 1938, 150 years after their arrival. The talk will cover writers and writing during the Federation, Edwardian, WWI and depression periods. The lecture continues on from the AGHS 2015 Lecture Quill and Spade – Pioneer garden writing in Australia.
Charlotte Webb: Parsnips to Picturesque – Evolution of gardens in the Southern Highlands.
From colonial times to the present, Charlotte’s lecture will explore the development of gardens in the area all are historically significant, and while some are still thriving, there are others at risk from development. She will share with us the stories of the early settlers and the rich and famous choosing to establish their country retreats in our area. She first delivered this lecture in 2008 at the National Conference held in the Southern Highlands and it is by special request that she presents it today as many of us were not fortunate enough to hear it.
Venue: Annesley Ballroom, 10 Westwood Drive, Bowral
Bookings: Please use booking form on page 5 of Inflorescence July 2017.