Guest Speaker: Emeritus Professor Richard Broome AM

Subject: Aboriginal History

Time: 9.15am for 9.30am

Date: Thursday 19th August

Emeritus Professor Richard Broome AM, FAHA, FRHSV is an Australian historian, academic, and Emeritus Professor of history at La Trobe University. He is well-known as an authority on Aboriginal history and is the author of fifteen books and many articles in Australian and Indigenous history. Richard lectured at La Trobe from 1977-1981 before becoming a commissioned historian, writing Arriving and Coburg: Between Two Creeks. He returned to La Trobe in 1987, being appointed Professor. He served on the History Institute of Victoria for ten years, being President 1995-1996. He was review editor for the Victorian Historical Journal for two years; consultant to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Richard was  made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours for “significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups”.  

During the COVID19 lockdown, General Meetings will be held as ZOOM meetings.

The first half of the meeting is devoted to reports of Club activities  and information about future planned events.

After morning tea, the meeting is addressed by a guest speaker. (Click on “General Meeting” above for each year’s speakers since 2012).

After the meeting, a number of members choose to get together for lunch at a local restaurant.

There is ample free parking in nearby streets, or you can come by tram – we are on the ‘109’ route that runs to and from Box Hill (stop 50).

You will receive a warm welcome, and someone will be assigned to introduce you to other members. Come join us.