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Gippsland history conference:
Post World War II Gippsland development 1945-65

29 October 2016

9:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday 29 October 2016
Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus
Northways Road, Churchill
Building 5N, Lecture Theatre 148
For directions, please see the Gippsland Campus map (pdf; 375KB)
refreshments will be served in 5N165

Gippsland experienced a surge of development after World Traralgon, courtesy Traralgon and District Historical SocietyWar II, dominated by expansion in industry (coal, gas, oil and paper) and major projects such as the expansion of the Macalister Irrigation District. This Gippsland history conference will explore how this development attracted people to Gippsland and how it impacted on the lives of Gippslanders.

Post world war II Gippsland development 1945-65 will be held at FedUni's Gippsland Campus, and will bring together members of the Gippsland Association of Affiliated Historical Societies (GAAHS), the Centre for Gippsland Studies (CGS), FedUni library, the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH), and the Faculty of Education and Arts.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

9.30am - 10.00am Registration
10.00 - 10.05 John McDonald: Welcome

Chair: Beth Edmondson

10.10 - 10.35 David Langmore: The post WWII coal rush
10.40 - 11.05 Erik Ekland: Postwar Gippsland - themes and perspectives
11.10 - 11.35 Ann Synan: 'Our new Australians': DP migrants in the post WWII years
11.40 - 12.05 Josef Sestokas: For displaced persons, how was Gippsland different?

Lunch: 12.10 - 1.10

1.10 - 1.35 Don Di Fabrizio: A personal account of arriving in the boom years of the power industry
1.40 - 2.05 Linda Barraclough: Housing the workers
2.10 - 2.35 Andrew Reeves: Community planning for post war reconstruction: Wonthaggi, a case study
2.40 - 2.50 Keir Reeves: The role of PRAC and Victorian history
2.50 - 3.00 Kay Steel: The CGS collection

Close: 3.00pm

For catering and seating purposes, please register via one of the following methods:
visit the Post world war II Gippsland development 1945-65 Eventbrite registration page; or
email: j.nowak@federation.edu.au; or
tel: + 61 (0)3 5327 9599 (leave your name and a contact phone number)

Download the conference flyer (docx; 239KB)

Image: MV059 Derhams Hill transition settlement, courtesy Traralgon and District Historical Society