The Society had a stand at the AAADA Antiques Fair in Sydney held last month. Thanks to all the volunteers who kindly spent a morning or afternoon attending to the stand, promoting the Society and assisting with our membership drive.
Colin Thomas, our dedicated chair from the Tasmanian Chapter of the Society was one of the speakers for the lecture series at the fair. Colin's talk on Tasmaniana was well attended. Colin is pictured below speaking on the section dealing with scrimshaw. Colin is a leading expert on scrimshaw and its historical context in Van Diemens' Land.
Respected dealer and Australiana Society member, John Hawkins was another speaker and John's session on furniture was delivered as a walking tour through the stands of the fair, highlighting furniture of note. The picture below shows John providing the audience with an overview of colonial furniture at Andrew Simpson's stand.