The Kevin Fahy Annual Dinner & Lecture 2017

  • 18 Mar 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Women's College, University of Sydney, 15 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney
The Kevin Fahy Annual Dinner & Lecture 2017

The President and committee of the Australiana Society invite all members and friends to the 2017 Kevin Fahy Annual Lecture & Dinner. 

Guest dinner speaker:

Megan Martin, Head, Collections & Access, Sydney Living Museums

Talk: The Vaucluse House Park Trust Collection 1915-1970

Vaucluse House came into public ownership in 1910, when its surrounding estate was resumed by government for use as a public recreation ground. It was gazetted as Vaucluse Park in 1911 with a board of trustees appointed to administer the property. By 1915 those trustees had begun to take an interest in the 'old house' that came with the estate, and its association with William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872), explorer, author, barrister, landowner & statesman. They began collecting furniture and other items provenanced to the Vaucluse House and the Wentworths. They also collected historical relics associated with other prominent colonial personalities. 

This lecture will explore the legacy of those early Vaucluse Park trustees as it survives today in the collection at Vaucluse House. 

Date: Saturday, 18 March 2017

Time: 6:00pm for 6.30pm

Place: The Women's College, University of Sydney, 15 Carillon Avenue, Newtown, Sydney (Parking within University grounds/surrounding streets or public transport - buses via Parramatta Road or City Road (short walk to college)

Cost: $100 for members; $110 for non-members

RSVP with payment by Monday 13 March 2017 (fill in registration form on dinner flyer sent out with February issue of Australiana)

Post to:

Australiana Society
PO Box 2335 Bondi Junction NSW 1355

or email payment details to:  

Enquiries via email: Phillip Black,