2018 NORFOLK ISLAND CONFERENCE
Call for Papers Proposal Form closes 19 May 2017
Following the success of our inaugural 2016 Norfolk Island Conference, we are going to do it again in January 2018.
Organised in association with Norfolk Island Central School, the Conference offers a unique chance to visit this special place, with a program that combines keynote presentations and workshops with a range of exciting site studies. Depending on the travel package selected, delegates and their partners will also have free time to explore the island themselves.
In the recently released NSW Modern History syllabus there are a number of specific opportunities to focus on Norfolk Island history.
14 April 2017 Registration costs and travel packages published: Registrations open
19 May 2017 Call for Papers closes
31 May 2017 Program published
5 October 2017 bookings and registration at advertised prices close
6 October 2017 - 4 January 2018 late bookings, inquire at Norfolk Island Travel Centre
8-15 January 2018 Conference Week (formal program 9-11 January)
||Captain Cook lands on Norfolk Island|
||Penal colony settled from NSW|
||HMS Sirius is wrecked|
||Second penal colony|
||Settlement of Pitcairn Islanders, who were descendants of Tahitians and HMS Bounty mutineers|
|1867-1920||The Church of England’s Melanesian Mission operates from Norfolk Island|
||Norfolk Island becomes an external territory of Australia|
As well as being a beautiful natural location, Norfolk Island is a special place where history comes together, inviting exploration of:
- The movement of peoples
- Polynesian exploration and settlement of the Pacific
- World Heritage listed Kingston convict site
- Foundations of European settlement in Australia
- Built and cultural heritage
- History, archaeology and science
- Museums and hands-on history
- Experiences of WWI and WWII
- Representations of history ... Bounty movies, Georgian drama, Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama ...
History Teachers Association of NSW is endorsed to provide Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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