The UWA Historical Society

UWA Historical Society annual general meeting 2009

Annual general meeting 2009

With a guest presentation on the UWA Centenary History

Associate Professor Jean Chetkovich
Professor Jenny Gregory
Guest Speakers: 
Professor Jenny Gregory and Assistant Professor Jean Chetkovich
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
5 pm
Old Senate Room on James Oval, UWA
$5 donation welcome. RSVP required.
UWA Historical Society on (+61 8) 6488 3556 or [email protected].

The UWA Historical Society will be holding its first Annual General Meeting of the Historical Society on 10 November at 5 pm in the Old Senate Room at UWA's Crawley campus.

We are pleased to welcome guest speakers Professor Jenny Gregory and Assistant Professor Jean Chetkovich on this occasion.  They will be talking on the UWA Centenary History, so if you are interested in the progress of this work, you are most welcome.

The gathering will commence at 5 pm followed by the AGM and then our guest speakers will hold the floor.

It has been an invigorating year and we are full of enthusiasm for the various projects which have already been set in motion during 2009.


  1. Welcome by Professor Reg Appleyard
  2. Apologies
  3. Report on the current status of the Society
  4. Financial statement
  5. Elections for one-year term:
    1. President
    2. Committee Members
  6. Constitution
  7. Close
  8. Guest Speakers

About Jenny Gregory

Jenny Gregory is Professor of History, Head of the School of Humanities and Acting Head of the School of Music at The University of Western Australia.

Jenny is Editor-in-Chief (with Jan Gothard as General Editor) of the Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (2009). Previous books have included City of Light: a history of Perth since the fifties (2003), Claremont: A history, with Geoffrey Bolton (1999), On the Homefront: Western Australia and World War II, editor (1996), and Building a Tradition: A history of Scotch College 1897-1996 (1996).

Jenny is currently Chair of the National Trust (WA) and a Director of the Australian Council of National Trusts. In 2001 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for her service to the community as President of the National Trust (WA) (1998-2007) and in 2004 a Champion Award by the National Year of the Built Environment.

She was inaugural President of the History Council of WA (2001-06) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London.


About Jean Chetkovich

Assistant Professor Jean Chetkovich  is the Director of the Centre for Western Australian History at The University of Western Australia where she has worked since 2003.

The Centre was established in 1985 with an expressed aim to encourage the research and writing of Western Australian History at the highest professional standards. Her role as Director requires an interesting mix of academic and management skills.

Jean’s completed PhD (2002) from UWA has been published as Irish Migration to Australia after 1945.

Her personal research interests are Irish migration, Western Australian history generally, heritage tourism and cemeteries. She has had several articles published on Irish migration to Western Australia and a book (with Deborah Gare) A Chain of Care: A History of the Silver Chain Nursing Association 1905-2005

Jean chairs the Editorial Board of Studies in Western Australian History.