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vendredi 22 juillet 2011

Memorial Ferguson Lecture Reading in Colonial Australia


The Council of the Royal Australian Historical Society
invites you to the
2011 Memorial Ferguson Lecture
Reading in Colonial Australia





Delivered by
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby, AM, FAHA


The 2011 RAHS Ferguson Memorial Lecture will look at the colonial period in
Australia from 1788 until 1901, a time of immense change in the publishing
world as continued improvements in printing and associated technologies
enabled an increased production of cheaper and cheaper books, newspapers
and magazines.

Tuesday 16 August, 2011
5.30pm for 6.00pm, with light refreshments on arrival
Ferguson Hall, St Stephen’s Uniting Church
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Entry is free
Donations welcomed

Bookings essential: RAHS Office on (02) 9247 8001 or admin@rahs.org.au

This lecture commemorates the life of the late Sir John Ferguson, former judge
of the NSW Industrial Commission, who was also a remarkable book collector
and bibliographer. His personal collection comprising some 34 000 items, is
now the largest private collection in the National Library's possession.

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