2019 Augustus Wolskel Lecture

Our first lecture in 2019 is also the first lecture in our new Distinguished Lecturer Series and we are delighted that Simon Molesworth AO QC has accepted our invitation.

Few people have done more than Professor Simon Molesworth to promote historic, cultural and natural heritage in Australia over the last thirty years. Over the last decade he has been involved with the Broken Hill Historical & District Historical Society where he is the Patron and was a principal force behind the successful nomination of Broken Hill for the National Heritage List.

Professor Molesworth was a councillor of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) from 1980-2005, and honorary chairman and then president for almost 20 years. From 1988 to 2009 he was a board member of the Australian Council of National Trusts and was its chairman 2001-06. He was foundation Chairman of the International National Trust Organisation 2005-15. Professor Molesworth has had an immense impact in these roles in promoting heritage through the Trusts and in ensuring and enforcing processes and legal structures that protect heritage.

Since January 2017 he has been a Judge of the Land & Environment Court of NSW.

Booking information will be provided in due course.

Learn more about the Augustus Wolskel (1867-1949) and the lecture series.