• English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Literacy

Stories of Place - Conference

PL # 10642
Starting on 22 Jul 2016
Cancellation permitted until 14 Jul 2016

Event registrations closed on 20 Jul 2016

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


A conference day of maritime storytelling featuring award-winning writers and historians. Journey from geographical locations around the world to the Western Australian coast, where the past meets the present and hear stories of exploration, discovery and adventure to ignite your own sense of place and inspire your students. Learn how historical objects, questioning and research come together as our expert writers share their passion and skills.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Gary Crew. Other writers include Norman Jorgensen, Mark Greenwood, Mike and Joy Lefroy.

This conference day will be held at The Esplanade Hotel - Fremantle and supported by the WA Museum and the History Teachers Association of WA (HTAWA) to coincide with the 400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's expedition and the 25th Anniversary Edition of Gary Crew's Strange Objects.

You will Gain:

  • Knowledge of WA maritime history to enhance your own understanding and inspire your students
  • Practical insights into the historical inquiry process from professional historians and writers
  • History and Geography skills through workshop activities
  • The opportunity to experience a walking tour with a Fremantle historian
  • Access to online resources, featured publications and a meet and greet (book signing) session with the writers

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Event Segment

Date / Time

22 Jul 2016 Starts: 08:30 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

Esplanade Hotel (The) - Fremantle

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Literacy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)

Event Contact

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