Gillian Kelly OAM has been researching and writing about and local and regional history for many years. Gillian is a retired teacher and has a degree in Local History Studies from the University of New England.
She currently edits Quinbean the Journal of the Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum Society and is a past editor of Tulle the Journal of the Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais. She edited and wrote two books exploring the fascinating history of the Lacemakers: The Lacemakers of Calais (1990), (editor) and Well Suited to the Colony (1998) (author). She is currently researching the history of 19th century Queanbeyan. She has an eye for the quirky, untold stories and unsung heroes and heroines of history. She was responsible for many of the high quality history displays at the Museum.
Gillian is interested in the social context of history and will be presenting with Brigid Whitbread the Writing and Researching History Workshop at our Open Day 1 -2 Sat 22 April 2017. Workshop is free.
We are getting very excited about our workshops for our Open Day on the 22 April!
One of the wonderful local groups that are presenting a workshop at 2.30 -3.30 are The Q Writers.
Qwriters explore and practice ways to foster creative writing skills. They share ideas and their writing, they hold workshops and take part in community events.QWriters work in many forms: memoir, short and long fiction, poetry, screen/play writing and essays.At Qwriters anything written is respected and considered confidential.
QWriters gather at Letchworth Community Centre, Miller St, Queanbeyan, on the fourth Saturday of the month from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. New members welcome.
Qwriters is supported by QPRC
Our exciting workshop program has been finalised for our Open Day – Expressing and Preserving Your Story on 22 April 10-4 as part of the regional Heritage Festival. Come along and spread the word!
Come along to our Queanbeyan Museum Open Day on 22 April! Workshops on Oral History, Scrapbooking, Researching, Writing, Poetry, Looking After Your Collection will take place between 10- 4. QPRC Annual Heritage Awards at 12 noon.