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Visions of Sydney

The 1788 arrival of Governor Phillip at Farm Cove with the 11 ships of the First Fleet saw the displacement of the peoples of the Eora Nation and the establishment of the British penal colony that would become Sydney Town and, eventually, the City of Sydney. From a Georgian town to a global city, what visions have guided and directed the shapes and places of Sydney, its architecture, its landscape, its institutions?

Join this Seminar presented by Independent Scholars Association of Australia, NSW Chapter in conjunction with the State Library of NSW to explore Visions of Sydney – past, present and future.

Keynote Address:  Award winning architect Richard Leplastrier, Professor of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

UPDATE: Dr Tim Wilson has had to pull out of the Seminar due to an unavoidable committment in New York. We are delighted to welcome Jane Jose, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Community Foundation. Jane Jose worked as a consultant on the Adelaide Festival Centre, the State Library of South Australia and the North Terrace project. She moved to Sydney in 2002 after being offered a job on the Central Sydney Planning Committee. 


Dr Delia Falconer, Award winning author of the cultural history, Sydney 2010

Jane Jose, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Community Foundation 

Dr Lisa Murray, Historian of the City of Sydney, former Chair, Dictionary of Sydney

There will be opportunities for participants to contribute to discussion following presentations.

Date: Saturday 22 July 2017

Time: 12.45-4.30

Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

Cost: ISAA Members & Friends of State Library $15 General Public $20 (including afternoon tea)

Bookings: isaansw@gmail.com


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