1. Celebrate 200 years of Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne with the Brontë Society

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    21 April 2016 will mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë. In this short film made at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Bonnie Greer, President of the Brontë Society, invites viewers to be part of the celebrations.

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    • Record InFocus Christian news - 11.07.14

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      In this week’s bulletin: Major Australian food companies embrace healthy eating labels; Pacific churches warn climate change is already having an impact; And 50 years of Adventist mission aviation in PNG. Your news tips and feedback: letters@infocus.org.au

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      • Bicentenary of Don Bosco's Birth (1815-2015) - 200 years... a Dream that Continues

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        This the English translation of the DB Bicentennial video clip for the international media, released on 6 February 2014.

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        • 200 Years: a Dream that continues

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          ENGLISH VERSION -Don Bosco, 1815-2015: Bicentenary of birth.

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          • Winter is coming (and so is Peppino)

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            • V&A Bicentenary

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              CompDoc 191058: Partial record of Victoria and Albert Museum's Bicentenary celebrations, 19.09.2057. Neil Cummings performs a live-thread recall. [..] So, I’m going to disconnect from Composite........now……… OK I’m present. Well, you’ll appreciate as with all live-thread recalls, this will be partial and flawed. The thread I’ll be re-running, is something like institutional subjectivity, or, how the V&A became conscious of itself. [.....]

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              • Translocation Festival Service, Kildonan Church, Aug 2013

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                A service in commemoration of the Kildonan Clearances of 1813. Sunday 11 August 2013, 15:00, Kildonan Church This service was led by Dr. John Sterrett in the historice Kildonan Church with readings from Alex Macdonald (Marrel) and Garnett Lobb (Canada) and music from the Melvich and Lairg Gaelic Men’s Choir. The service was followed by tea and entertainment in Kildonan Hall.

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                • The Crossing Seminar: David Roberts - Beyond the Crossing: The Restless Frontier at Bathurst in the 1820s

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                  The 1813 crossing of the Blue Mountains is traditionally regarded as a momentous event in the early history of Australia. By finally breaching the Great Dividing Range, Europeans broke free of their beachhead at Sydney and commenced their rapid conquest of the entire continent. ‘The Crossing’, as some historians would have it, triggered ‘one of the largest and most rapid land seizures in history’, and ‘foreshadowed the end of New South Wales as a convict colony’. History is easily clouded by casual and bloated assumptions! This talk offers a more circumspect view of the early history of the Bathurst region in the two decades after 1813. Certainly the colonisation of ‘the West’ did produce some very critical episodes, and it played a key role in shaping the colony’s social, economic and legal character. The talk focuses particularly on how the extension of the pastoral frontier around and beyond Bathurst produced a number of law and order emergencies, including serious conflict with the Aboriginal populations of the upper Macquarie River, and a phase of convict resistance and disorder which led directly to some infamous colonial institutions such as the Mounted Police and the Harbouring and Bushranging Acts. Speaker: Dr David Roberts Presented by the History Council of NSW. This event was supported by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

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                  • The Crossing Seminar: Martin Thomas - Myths of Discovery and Settler Identity: Probing the ‘first’ crossing of the Blue Mts

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                    Gregory Blaxland’s expedition of 1813 was not the first crossing of the Blue Mountains, even by Europeans. Yet its status as an originary event that anticipated a great national future has proven remarkably enduring—as is indicated by the 2013 bicentennial celebrations. In this lecture I examine various iterations of the story of the ‘first crossing’ to probe the significance of exploration narratives to Australians’ sense of identity. In so doing, I ask what relevance the crossing has to Australians today and what relevance it might have in the future. Speaker: Dr Martin Thomas Presented by the History Council of NSW. This event was supported by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

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                    • The Crossing Seminar: Richard Waterhouse - Recreating the Past: Commemoration, Legend Making and Australian History

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                      In 1913, the centenary of the 'first' European crossing of the Blue Mountains celebrated the Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson expedition as a landmark achievement that allowed a small penal colony confined to the 'barren coast' to expand into a set of rich colonies and subsequently a wealthy and proud Dominion. This was a popular foundation story, although not exactly accurate history. Subsequent centenaries, sesquicentenaries and bicentennaries have also emphasised that the historical events commemorated were significant nation building events. Effectively, these commemorations have become prisms through which we view our past, for they promote stories of pioneering progress, which are not necessarily in accord with the complexities of historical reality. This paper briefly examines the ways in which we have celebrated our past both as a means to acknowledge our rich history and to create and promote foundation stories that shape our understandings about our past, present and future. Speaker: E/Prof Richard Waterhouse Presented by the History Council of NSW. This event was supported by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

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