This Sunday, as part of the Town of Gawler’s contribution to the About Time History Festival, the second annual Gawler History Lecture will be presented by Ms Denise Schumann.
Denise is highly regarded professional writer, speaker at major conferences and guest media commentator. She has recently worked as a consultant historian with the ABC TV Series ‘Whose Been Sleeping in My House?’
The topic of this year’s lecture will be “Rediscovering the Gawler Collection: a rare pleasure!” This unique presentation will take the audience on a journey of storytelling from how David Livingstone’s remarkable tome on darkest Africa came to be in the Gawler Institute, along with a copy of Charles Sturt’s journals of his expedition into southern Australia.
The topic arises from the work Denise has recently undertaken in preparing the Town of Gawler Cultural Heritage Collection Management Plan. This project involved investigating the treasures that the Town of Gawler holds on behalf of the community.
Gawler Public Library will host the Gawler History Lecture at 2pm on Sunday 5 May in the Gawler Institute Hall, 91 Murray Street. Please RSVP to the Library on 8522 9213