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Exhibition: Peace comes to Liverpool

1-Dec-2018

 

image credit: The men of the 12th Light Horse training at Holdsworthy during WW1 Ref: AWM AO3315

Learn about the Liverpool Field Training Area’s significant role during WW1; at the time the largest such facility in Australia. Be inspired by the stories of the young men and women who answered the call to serve their nation. Learn about the forces that lead to peace and Commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.

All ages

Saturday 6 October to Saturday 1 December 2018

Tuesday to Saturday

10am to 4pm

Liverpool Regional Museum

For school & community groups visits to Coordinator, Museum & Heritage e: gregaa@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

       

Workshop: Kickstarting your Business Entrepreneurship

23-Aug-2018

 

High Performing Teams - Development | Coaching | Leadership | Facilitation 

 www.linkedin.com/in/jillarkell/

Liverpool Regional Museum, in partnership with Leading Well Inc., has developed an introductory workshop to nurture entrepreneurship of local Liverpool women and create momentum that continues beyond the workshop.

This contemporary workshop is inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition Madame Weigel: patterns from country to city opened until 1st September.  Madame Weigel was a highly successful fashion entrepreneur and business woman in Australia and New Zealand from 1880s to 1960s.

Jill Arkell (Leading Well Inc.) facilitates this practical, highly interactive workshop, specially designed to enable participants’ exploration of the ‘why, what and how’ of good businesses, gain practical tools to progress their business entrepreneurship and be inspired to take the next step – perhaps even contributing to Liverpool’s business history - today!  

Jill has worked in the public and private sectors across a broad range of organisations from multinationals to small entrepreneurial start-ups.  Her clients have included Google, LinkedIn, Harvey Norman, NAB, Sydney University, Transport for NSW, NSW Law Society and the Salvation Army amongst others.  She is also an experienced public speaker on topics of Leadership and Women in Leadership.

Light refreshments will be served on arrival

For Adults

Bookings Essential

Thursday 23 August 2018

5.00 -7.30pm

Liverpool Regional Museum, Cnr Hume Highway and Congressional Drive (entrance at rear of building off carpark)

Exhibition viewing available 4-5pm

EXHIBITION: Madame Weigel: patterns from country to city

1-Sep-2018

With remarkable longevity, her pattern series spanned over 90 years from 1878 to 1969, her journal 70 years from 1880 to 1950. Her publications chart a unique history of Antipodean fashion and clothing: what women were sewing, and who they were sewing for.  Dr Veronica R. Lampkin


This exhibition, kindly on loan from Templin Historical Society & Templin Museum (Qld), will be complemented by public programs for all ages with special opportunities for school visits. 

Friday 6 July to Saturday 1 September 2018


Exhibition Launch: Peace comes to Liverpool

6-Oct-2018

 

image credit: The men of the 12th Light Horse training at Holdsworthy during WW1 Ref: AWM AO3315

Learn about the Liverpool Field Training Area’s significant role during WW1; at the time the largest such facility in Australia.

Be inspired by the stories of the young men and women who answered the call to serve their nation.

Learn about the forces that lead to peace and Commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.

Official opening of the exhibition and book launch.

All ages

Bookings Required

Saturday 6 October 2018

Event: 1.15 – 4pm

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

  

 

Talk: WW1 Show and Tell

13-Oct-2018

 

image credit: Clock - WW1 Trench art Ref: RELAWM14155

Want to know more about your keepsakes. Talk on WW1 memorabilia and free appraisal by Gary Traynor, a leading Australian militaria historian. Bring your treasures with you for appraisal. Plus history book and jumble sale.

All (children should be accompanied by adults)

 Bookings required

Saturday 13 October 2018

10.30am – 2.30pm

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

   

Talk: One of Liverpool’s finest

20-Oct-2018

 

image credit:12th Australian Light Horse Regiment badge Courtesy of Major Wayne Clarke

Major Wayne Clarke, Regimental Historian of the 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers, gives insight into the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment; raised in Liverpool and famed for its part in the Charge of Beersheba ... a key turning point for the Allies in the First World War.

Adults

Bookings required

Saturday 20 October 2018

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Liverpool Regional Museum

    

Bus Tour: Liverpool Field Training Area

23-Oct-2018

 

Image credit: Remnants of the WW1 military rail bridge crossing the Georges River. Moorebank Heritage Group Collection. Photography by Susan Clarke.

Visit the remnants of Australia’s largest First World War military training facility; where some 120,000 recruits and tens of thousands of cavalry, artillery and transport horses were trained before deployment overseas.

Tour includes remnants of the former Holdsworthy Internment Camp, Liverpool to Holdsworthy military railway site built in part by the internees and Remount Park Light Horse Memorial.

Cost $38.00

Bookings required

Tuesday 23 October 2018

9.30am – 3.30pm

Off-site

Limited numbers. All bookings through Moorebank Heritage Group and must be prepaid.

For bookings and all other enquiries please contact Pam Browne. M: 0408 579 781 E: psbrowne@hotmail.com

 

  

Talk: War Wounds: caring for our returned Diggers

27-Oct-2018

 

Image credit: Returned Sailors Soldiers Airmen’s Imperial League badge

Come and hear about the support services established to deal with the many needs of our returned First World War Diggers and their families.

Presented by Paul Bryant from the City of Fairfield RSL SubBranch. 

Adults

Bookings required

Saturday 27 October 2018

10.30am – noon

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

   

Talk: They answered the call

3-Nov-2018

 

image credit:Unidentified family group photograph cWW1

 Dr Naomi Parry, historian and writer, reflects on the significant contribution New South Wales played in the war effort and how its people managed the losses and tragic impacts of the war.

Adults

Bookings Required

Saturday 3 November 2018

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

 

 

Talk: Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway

10-Nov-2018

 

Image credit:Locomotive crossing the George’s River Military Rail Bridge Courtesy of the Australian Railway Historical Society NSW

Railway historian and author, John Oakes, brings to life the former military railway servicing the Liverpool Army Camp. Built in part by internees from the Holdsworthy Internment Camp.

Adults

Bookings required

Saturday 10 November 2018

10.30am – noon

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

 

Children's Workshop: Badge making

17-Nov-2018

 

Image credit:Peace badge 1919 ... the year peace was celebrated. Moorebank Heritage Group Collection

A fun, hands-on workshop. Learn how to create your own First World War patriotic and peace badges. Please wear suitable protective clothing, including closed shoes.

 8 – 11 year olds

Bookings required

Saturday 17 November 2018

10.30am – noon

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

 

Talk: Fundraising and patriotic badges

17-Nov-2018

 

Image credit:Australian Comforts Fund badge: Our fighting men 1918 Courtesy of Nick Pezikian

Talk and book launch. Discover the key role the sale of badges by charities played in raising vital funds for the war effort.

Presented by co-authors Nick Pezikian and David Andersen – both avid badge collectors.

Adults

Bookings required

Saturday 17 November 2018

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Liverpool Regional Museum

 

   

Bus Tour: Enemy Aliens

23-Nov-2018

 

Image credit: The YMCA recreation building, Holdsworthy Internment Camp n.d. Liverpool City Library: Fonds Collection Photo ID: HL002350-1

Talk and bus tour by historian and author, Mike Wohltmann, on one of Australia’s forgotten historical chapters – the internment during the First World War of over 6,800 civilians and prisoners-of-war; mainly of German and Austro-Hungarian origin. Visit remnants of the Holdsworthy Internment Camp during the war and the former Liverpool to Holdsworthy military railway site built, in part, by the internees. A light lunch is included.

For Adults

cost $42

Bookings required

Friday 23 November 2018

10.30am – 3.00pm

Liverpool Regional Museum and off-site

Limited numbers. All bookings through Moorebank Heritage Group and must be prepaid.

For bookings and all other enquiries please contact Pam Browne. M: 0408 579 781 E: psbrowne@hotmail.com


    


 

Talk: Enemy Aliens

24-Nov-2018

 

Image credit: Holdsworthy Internment Camp c1915 Photograph by Jacobsen, Paul Dubotzki Collection

Mike Wohltmann, historian and author, chronicles the internment of over 6,800 civilians and prisoners-of-war; many of German origin, some British subjects.

Holdsworthy Internment Camp was the largest of the camps during the First World War.

Adults

Bookings required

Saturday 24 November 2018

10.30am – noon

Liverpool Regional Museum