The Kimberley Society


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General Meetings

The Society holds General Meetings on the first Wednesday of every month except January commencing 7.15 for 7.30 pm.  These meetings are held at the Mount Claremont Community Centre, 107 Montgomery Avenue, Mount Claremont 6010. At these meetings invited speakers present talks on various aspects of the Kimberley. Council endeavours to organise a varied program that cover, among other topics, history, botany, fauna, rock art, marine biology etc.


2019 Program

February 6 Aerial landscapes and historic rock art: a helicopter excursion to the north-west Kimberley. Mike Donaldson and Andy Lemessurier

March 6 Imagining early 20th century Broome through the photographs of E L Mitchell. Joanna Sassoon (author of Agents of Empire)

April 3 Lead Kindly Light: MMA pilot , Harold Rowell's emergency landing at Fitzroy Crossing, Saturday 31 July 1971. David Hough (Robert Mitford Rowell's biographer)

May 1 Aboriginal stone "monuments" in the Kimberley. Group presentation by Society members

June 5 Schooling at Moola Bulla, in black and white. Rhonda Povey (PhD candidate at the Centre for Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges at the University of Technology, Sydney.

July3 Phillip Parker King-Legendary Surveyor of the Kimberley Coast: progress towards the 200th anniversary celebration of his voyages. Chris Done

August 7 The plate-glass negative collection of the Geological Survey of WA. Angela Riganti

September 4 Kimberley: the last 100 years. David Dale

October 2 Research findings related to landing at View Hill in September 1885. Brad Durack

November 6 Iron ore mining at Cockatoo and Koolan Islands. Mt Gibson Iron Ltd.

December 4 Highlights from 26 years of the Kimberley Society. Kimberley Society members 



Please note that, with many of our speakers involved in work-related travel, this program may change at short notice. Should a speaker not be available, the topic may differ on the evening.

Members and visitors are invited to stay for supper after the meetings.

The Society asks a $2.00 hospitality fee from non-members.

































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