History Week Event honours former Emeritus Mayor, Dr Rex Stubbs

Former Emeritus Mayor, Rex Stubbs, will be remembered at the second Dr Rex Stubbs OAM Commemorative History Symposium to be held on Saturday, 9 September at the Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor.

The free, fully catered event recognises Dr Stubbs’ commitment to the Hawkesbury community, and aims to promote interest in the unique history of the Hawkesbury. Aimed primarily at Hawkesbury historical societies and heritage related groups, as well as those in the wider region, interested residents are also welcome to attend - RSVP is essential to Prue Charlton (02) 4560 4434 or pcharlton@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett will provide an official welcome to the symposium, which features an impressive line-up of speakers:

  • Dr Tanya Evans, New approaches to local, family and public history
  • Courtney Page-Allen and Dr Rebecca Fleming, Quality publications made easy
  • Michelle Nichols, Hawkesbury Images, online database of historical images
  • Christine Fernon, Transplanted Lives: the first three fleets and their families
  • Suzanne Holohan, Managing the real and virtual world
  • Margot Stuart, Volunteer Initiated Museum Grant Program.

Dr Stubbs was a highly active member of Hawkesbury City Council, giving 26 years of service as a Councillor, including ten terms as Mayor. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2001 for service to local government and to the Hawkesbury community. Dr Stubbs had an abiding interest in art, history and culture. He also championed the development of Hawkesbury Regional Museum and Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, and he was a member and President of Hawkesbury Historical Society for nearly 30 years.

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