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TALKING HISTORY: Behind The Streets of Adelaide: A Catalogue of Reform
Tue. 8 November 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ACDT
[Please note: Unfortunately Professor Philip Payton will no longer be presenting November's Talking History lecture]
Dr Jeff Nicholas KJSJ presents November's Talking History lecture: 'Behind The Streets of Adelaide: A Catalogue of Reform'.
Jeff will outline how a committee of 12 sat to deliberate on the first set of names for the streets and squares in Adelaide on May 23rd 1837. Who are these people whose names we pass on a daily basis and why does he believe that they constitute a 'Pantheon of Dissent'?
Jeff's book Behind the Streets of Adelaide will be available to purchase on the night.
This free public lecture is part of History SA's Talking History series.
5.15pm for a 5.30pm start. Parking available on Torrens Parade Ground, off Victoria Drive. Refreshments will be provided.
Dr Jeff Nicholas KJSJ has a background in Secondary School teaching and completed a Doctorate in Education at Boston University in 1981. He transferred to Sturt College of Advanced Education in 1982 and finally to Flinders University as Senior Lecturer in charge of both Health and Physical Education in 1991. He retired early in 1995.
Since retiring from academia he is now almost completely devoting his spare time to historical research. Dr Nicholas has a passion for South Australian history, which grew during his tenure as President of the Pioneers Association of South Australia.
Dr Nicholas is a member of the Order of St John of Jerusalem-Knights Hospitaller, the Reform Club in London, the Pioneers Association of S.A. Inc., the Royal Geographical Society of SA, The Reverend Sydney Smith Association, the National Trust and the Britain Australia Society.
His debut three-volume book Behind the Streets of Adelaide - Born of Reform: A pantheon of dissent, published by Torrens Press, was launched earlier in 2016.