Dickinson Lecture, Kew HS, by Dr Gary Presland

7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Just Theatre

FGA Barnard: naturalist, historian and committed Kewite’. Francis GA Barnard was born in Kew and lived and worked there for most of his 74 years. Like his father, also named Francis, he was a pharmacist by profession, but his interests and involvements were diverse and wide ranging. Both father and son were foundation members of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, in 1880. FGA was also a foundation member, in 1909, of the Historical Society of Victoria. In both these organisations FGA served over many years in a variety of voluntary positions. He was a member of Kew Council for 12 years, serving as Mayor in 1920­–21. He wrote the first history of Kew, published in 1910. His was an interesting and productive life, which deserves to be told.

Presented by Dr Gary Presland. Gary is a prize-winning author and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. He is widely published and has broad-ranging and contemporary experience as an editor of books, journals and newsletters in both historical and scientific areas. Gary is an authority on Aboriginal history and natural history in Melbourne, Australia. He also has a research interest in police history in Victoria. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

For more information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Presland

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