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Dr Fay Anderson, Monash University; Dr Janda Gooding, National Museum of Australia; with an introduction by Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia
Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015
Janda Gooding introduced the theme of this session before Fay Anderson discussed Australian war correspondents who reported on and also experienced physical and psychological trauma. She also looked at the relationship between truth and censorship.
Dr Jennifer Gall, musicologist, National Film and Sound Archive
Landmark Women, 17 July 2015
Jennifer describes the rich musical history of Mugga Mugga Homestead, Lanyon Homestead and Calthorpe’s House in the Canberra, and demonstrates works from different eras on her violin.
Marion Le AM, human rights advocate and lawyer
Landmark Women, 19 June 2015
Marion talks about growing up in New Zealand, her passion for teaching and multiculturalism and her continuing work with migrants and refugees.
Andrew Anastasios and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, authors, with Kylie Carman-Brown, National Museum of Australia
Home Front exhibition lecture series, 11 June 2015
Andrew and Meaghan discuss the inspiration for The Water Diviner, their book which inspired the 2014 film about Gallipoli and grief. With an introduction from Kylie about the Museum’s exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.
Amanda Whitley, founder and director of the HerCanberra website
Landmark Women, 15 May 2015
Amanda talks about the importance of family, and her ‘winding career path’ – from running a citrus marketing lobby group – to moderating the Mamamia website and setting up the HerCanberra website.
Professor Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and chaired by Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow, National Museum of Australia
12 May 2015
Environmental and medical historian and film director Gregg Mitman talks about his work in Liberia, which resulted in the 2015 film In the Shadow of Ebola.
Joanne Bach and Jonathan Lineen, curators, National Museum of Australia
Home Front exhibition lecture series, 7 May 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at researching and staging this National Museum exhibition. Includes the favourite featured stories from two of the curators.
Felicity Packard, screenwriter and lecturer, University of Canberra
Landmark Women, 17 April 2015
Felicity talks about her personal journey producing the Anzac Girls television series and the many unknown great deeds of women in the Great War.
Heather Reid, chief executive officer of the ACT Football Federation and Canberra United Football Club
Landmark Women, 20 March 2015
Heather talks about the evolution of women’s involvement in soccer, her childhood in the Snowy Mountains and almost 40 years working in sports administration.
Daniel Oakman, National Museum of Australia
Cycling in Australia series, 21 February 2015
Curator and cyclist Daniel Oakman explores the history of the bicycle and the resurgence of cycling in Australia and across the world.