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The Narryna Heritage Museum in Hobart is hosting a weekend of events in conjunction with a book launch on the iconic Peddle Chair.
The book launch on Friday, 9 September will be accompanied by:
- An exhibition of Peddle chairs at Narryna
- A seminar for chair collectors and enthusiasts on Saturday 10 September, 10am-4.30pm
- A "Peddle chair muster" on Sunday 11 September, 12noon - 4.30pm. A talk by author, Denis Lake commences at 2pm and visitors are invited to participate by bringing along a Peddle chair to learn more about who made it and where. Every Peddle chair has a story to tell.
A flyer with full details, booking and order form is available here: Narryna Museum - Peddle chair
NOTE: Enquiries on this event should be directed to Scott Carlin of Narryna Museum, Tel: 03 6234 2791, email: Scott.Carlin@tmag.tas.gov.au
The Australiana Society will be at the Sydney Antiques & Art Fair. The fair is being held at The Kensington Room, Royal Randwick, Alison Road, Randwick from the 7th to 11th September.
The Society stand will have a display of Australiana and will be promoting membership of the Society. We seek volunteers from our local Sydney and NSW members for assistance at the stand to speak with members of the public regarding membership, the Australiana magazine and activities of the Society.
If you have a free morning or afternoon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 7 - 11 September, and are happy to provide some assistance to support your Society, please contact Judy Higson, our Committee member by email: email@example.com.
We require volunteers for the following time slots at the stand:
Thursday (8 September), 11.30am to 3pm
Thursday (8 September), 3pm to 6pm
Friday (9 September), 11.30am to 3pm
Friday (9 September), 3pm to 6pm
Saturday (10 September), 11.30am to 3pm
Saturday (10 September), 3pm to 6pm
Sunday (11 September), 11am to 2pm
Sunday (11 Sept), 2pm to 5pm
As a volunteer, you will be provided with an exhibitor's badge which provides you with entry to the Fair for all days, including the Gala Preview evening on Wednesday, 7 September, starting at 6pm.
The first meeting of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australiana Society is set for Monday, 12 noon, 8 August 2016 at a member's home in Hobart.
Members who wish to join this and subsequent meetings should contact Colin Thomas. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for his contact details.
The SA Chapter held their 9th meeting on 7th July. Read their meeting report in the Society News 2016 page.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) is holding an exhibition of goldfields jewellery from 16th April to 4th July 2016. MADE is located at 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat, Victoria.
The aim of the exhibition is to highlight history and innovations in 19th century gold decorative arts design and manufacture in Australia as direct result of gold rushes and the migration of those styles nationally and internationally.
Please visit www.made.org for more information.
Australiana Society has five double passes to the exhibition. The passes will be given to the first five members to send in an email to email@example.com requesting a double pass and including the word "Eureka" in the email.
Our members in South Australia have started meeting on a monthly basis. The informal meetings provide an opportunity to get to know other members and to share our interest in all things Australiana. The meetings are hosted at a member's home with a light supper and members bring in items of interest for a show and tell.
Interested members or non-members wishing to join the society should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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