9 August 2018

Mayoral Column

Hawkesbury Regional Museum will honour the memory of former Emeritus Mayor, Dr Rex Stubbs OAM on Saturday, 25 August with a symposium in the morning, followed an open afternoon for everyone to ‘Celebrate History’ - I encourage you all to come along!

Dr Stubbs was a Hawkesbury City Councillor for 26 years, including ten terms as Mayor. He had an abiding interest in art, history and culture, and championed the development of Hawkesbury Regional Museum and Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.  History was his first love, and as well as writing several books and articles on local history, he was a member and President of Hawkesbury Historical Society for nearly 30 years. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2001.

Dr Kate Gahan, a professional historian based in the NSW Northern Rivers region and the curator of the new museum exhibition, Food Bowl Farming, and Deborah Vaughan from the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) will be speakers at the Symposium.

From 1:30pm regional historical groups including the Hawkesbury Branch of the National Trust, Colo Shire Family History Group and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum will set up info stalls in the Museum grounds.

There will also be children’s activities and popular music from the 70s to today, plus Colonial tunes, performed by Brett Green (‘the hat’), who delighted audiences in June with his performance at Make Music Day. The Museum is located at 8 Baker Street, Windsor, for more details visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum or call 45604655.

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