“Love, Labours & Loss... a look at tokens of love and esteem across the ages - from Kings and Queens and various recurring motifs" by Ronda Gaffey
Ronda is a retired executive teacher and education consultant. She loves family history and is a confessed Female Factory tragic since discovering five convict Factory women on the family tree. Ronda guides at Hambledon Cottage Museum and the Parramatta Female Factory and says that she is not quite out of the classroom, since her penchant for storytelling has not left her. Ronda has given talks and readings to Sydney, Liverpool, and Endeavour U3A, for the National Trust Heritage Festival, the Women’s Pioneer Society, and Probus groups. Currently, she is a Parramatta Female Factory Friends Committee member and on the Bicentenary Committee for the Parramatta & Historical Society. Ronda is a recipient of an inaugural Minister of Education (NSW) Quality Teaching & Learning Award and recently the recipient of a Royal Historical Society Certificate of Achievement for dedication to social and community history (2023).
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Loves Labour & Loss
Ronda is a passionate family historian; she is also a collector with an abiding interest in unpacking the historical and social context of the many intriguing objects she finds. In this talk, she will open her ‘cabinet of curios’ and look at numerous objects given as expressions of love, affection, and esteem across the ages including an antipodean sailor’s love letters, a convict token or two, some right royal jewels, and a rather surprising Governor’s gift!
Liverpool City Library - Civic Place
Thursday 22nd February
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
No bookings are needed, tea and cuppa are provided.
This event is delivered in partnership with Liverpool U3A.