The UWA Historical Society

UWA Historical Society annual general meeting 2011

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AGM 2011 with Guest Speaker

Members are invited to the AGM of the UWA Historical Society to be held in the Old Senate Room, UWA, at 5 pm for 5.15 pm start on Wednesday 23 November 2011. Afternoon tea will be served from 5 pm.

Emeritus Professor Reginald Appleyard
Emeritus Professor & Honorary Senior Research Fellow Reg Appleyard AM
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
5 pm
Old Senate Room, UWA Crawley Campus
This event is free. No RSVP is required.

Committee Nominations

Nominations can be received up to the start of the meeting if you missed the 9th November deadline. If you are interested in joining the UWA Historical Society committee, contact Ron Bodycoat by email to [email protected] or by mobile phone 0418 917 757 for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • 4 x Ordinary Committee Members

Society Membership

The AGM will be an opportunity to update your membership details and check your financial status. Membership at $30 per annum applies from January to December each year.

A Longitudinal Study on the Adaptation of Greek Women in Australia

Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow Reg Appleyard AM will speak about his 43-year longitudinal study of migrants’ adaptation in Australia.

In 1964, interviews were conducted with 78 single Greek women before they emigrated to Australia under an assisted passage scheme designed to even the gender balance of single Greeks in Melbourne and Sydney. Follow-up interviews were conducted in Australia, and in Greece with those who returned, in 1965, 1976, 1991 and 2007, and with their spouses and children after 1976.

The talk will convey and evaluate results published following each set of interviews and the overview findings presently being written. It will give special attention to the adaptation of second general interviewees and convey aspects of data collection and evaluation over the 43-year longitudinal period.

About Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard AM

Reg Appleyard was Professor of Economic History at The University of Western Australia from 1967 to 1992, and has been Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow since 1992. His main research field is economic demography with emphasis on international migration. He was the inaugural President of the UWAHS from 2008 to 2010.