3rd December 2006, 17:30PM.
Location: The reception
will be held in the Menzies
Common Room, Womens
of Sydney. To be officiated by the Chancellor of the University
of Sydney, the Hon Justice Kim Santow.
18:00PM, Prof. Soumyen Mukherjee, President of the Oriental Society
of Australia welcomes guests and invites the Hon. Justice G.F. Kim
Santow, Chancellor of the University of Sydney, to open the Conference.
18:10PM, Address by Chancellor
18: 30PM, Refreshments
2) Book Launch
Dr Kok Hu Jin
published by the Golden Dragon Museum of Bendigo, Victoria.The
launch is at 6pm on Monday 4th December 2006 at
the Women's College of the University of Sydney.
The new works comprise:
- 3 further volumes in the Series on Chinese Cemeteries in Australia,
- 2 further volumes in the Series on Chinese Temples in Australia
- 1 volume on Chinese Lodges in Australia and a Commentary &
Annotations on the Hung Men Handbook previously translated by
For further details please download the booklist Here.
The official invitation is available Here.
Date: Tuesday 5th
December 2006, 19:30 for 20:00
Address: The Honourable Bob
Debus MP - Attorney General of New South Wales.
4) Awa-odori Dance
performance and Book Launch
Wednesday 6 December 18:00pm Front Lawn, Womens
Awa-Odori Dance Performance by Visiting Troupe from Japan, led
by Mr Seijuro Shinomiya and Mr and Mrs Fukuda, followed by Book
Launch by Dr Alison Broinowski, former Australian diplomat, and
specialist in Japan-Australia relations.
For an explanation of Awa-Odori see:
Awa Dance Festival at Wikipedia.
The Awa-Odori birthplace in Shikoku, Tokushima.
Date: Wednesday 6
December 18:30pm Menzies Courtyard, Womens College:
Book Launch: "Understanding
Humor in Japan"
Ed. Jessica Milner Davis, Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2006. Three
co-authors will be present.Thanks are due to Books Kinokuniya, The
Galleries Victoria, Level 2, 500 George St, Sydney.
Please download more detailed information
Exhibition: CHINA - A World So Changed
Time and Date: The
FitzGerald photographic display will be introduced during the break
for morning tea on Monday 4 December at 10:30-11:00AM.
In conjunction with the Fiftieth Anniversary Conference of the
Oriental Society of Australia there will be a small exhibition of
photographs from the collection taken by CP
FitzGerald between 1923 and 1950 on his journeys throughout
Charles Patrick FitzGerald, who was born in England in 1902, and
died in Sydney ninety years later, made a life-long study of China’s
history and culture. His early commitment to this study he described
as, “the turning point of my life, which gave it an unchanging
direction.” He wrote social and cultural histories of China
and made a distinguished academic contribution to Chinese studies
in Australia over four decades.
A more representative exhibition of his photographs is in preparation
to be shown in both Australia and China in the near future. A publication
with photographs and essays to contextualise Fitzgerald’s
scholarly work and the photographic archive, is to be published
in 2007 funded by the Australia-China Council
The silver gelatin photographs were printed from FitzGerald’s
original negatives by Deborah Kirby-Parsons.
The restoration, printing and documentation of the negatives, was
supported by the University of Sydney through a Sesquicentenary
Research and Development Grant awarded to Mirabel FitzGerald in
Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney
Display on Coinage from China to the Mediterranean
Dates: Monday 15 January 2007
until Wednesday 31 January 2007. The display will be introduced
on Tuesday 5 December 2006, 15.45 pm, prior to the numismatic panel.
Museum, Main Quadrangle, A14, University of Sydney.
In conjunction with the numismatic panel entitled ‘Numismatics
of the Orient: Current Research Issues’, there will be a display
of coins in the Nicholson Museum from the museum’s collection,
which will reflect the themes of the panel and the conference. It
will contain 22 coins including Greek, Roman, Jewish, Byzantine,
Islamic, Persian, Parthian, Sassanian, Indo-Skythian, East India
Company, South-East Asian and Chinese coins.
Non-Registrants of the conference are welcome to attend the numismatic
panel and are requested to make a donation to the Oriental Society
Those attending the panel will be introduced to a display of coins
relevant to the themes of the panel and of the conference in the
Nicholson Museum on Tuesday 5 December 2006 at 3.45 pm, prior to
the commencement of the panel. The display of coins will be on view
in the Nicholson Museum until Friday 22 December from 10.00 am to
Monetarium (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney
Sponsors: Bec Studio
(www.becstudio.com.au) for the
design of the pamphlet for the numismatic display.
A.Byrne Coins, PO Box 436, Kippax Fair, Holt, ACT 2615. Tel/Fax
Stephen Cole, Salamanca Rare Coins, GPO 652, Hobart, TAS 7001.
Mr Selwyn Owen
Mr John Tsoutras
Thanks to: The Australasian
Coin and Banknote Magazine
The assistance of the Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney, in
providing original material highlighted in this display is gratefully
The date and location of the numismatic
Date: Tuesday 5 December 2006, 16.00-18.00 pm
Location: University Museums Education Program Room (H115), Nicholson
Museum, University of Sydney.
The display was arranged by Dr Nicholas Hardwick, who is happy
to be contacted to discuss it.
Dr Nicholas Hardwick,
Department of Classics and Ancient History,
University of Sydney.
Tel: 02-9516 0357
7) Post Conference Tours
Date and Time: 7th
December , leaving at 2pm.
Departure: The Women's
College at 2pm
You will board your tour coach from outside The Women's College
at 2pm and take an afternoon's drive around the inner city (CBD)
including the eastern suburbs. The tour will include a visit to
The Rocks, the oldest part of the city where the convicts
of the First Fleet set up shelters on the slopes of a rocky outcrop
on the western side of Sydney Cove. You will also drive along Macquarie
Street seeing some of the significant early buildings of the colony
including the Convict Barracks and St James Church, designed by
a convict architect. Mrs Macquarie's Chair provides an opportunity
for a photo of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Then you will be taken along the southern edge of the Harbour before
turning off and cutting across the peninsula to visit famous Bondi
Beach. After a chance to walk on the sand, we rejoin the coach
and drive to South Head for a view of the entrance to Sydney
Harbour. If there is sufficient time, we drive south to Botany Bay,
and visit the site of Captain Cook's first landing at La Perouse.
At the end of the tour you will be returned to The Women's College.
Cost and Booking:
$25 per head and please pay at the registration.
Date and Time:
Friday 08 December. Join your coach outside The Women's College
Your journey today will start by heading over the iconic Sydney
Harbour Bridge, as you head North West to the outer suburbs of Sydney
and Koala Park. Here you will be able to meet some of Australia's
unusual marsupials, including Koalas, Wombats, and Kangaroos. Cost
of admission is included in the tour price.
Then you head west towards the Blue Mountains
that form a barrier to westward expansion to the Sydney metropolitan
area, and it was over 20 years before the colonial settlers found
a way across them. Unlike most mountain ranges, these are very old
sandstone mountains thrust up from a prehistoric seabed and then
gradually wearing away by wind and rain. There are stops along the
way to take in spectacular ranges and deep valleys, and for light
morning tean and coffee supplied by Mark, the driver. Time will
be allowed for lunch (not included in tour price), and then the
coach will head back to the city arriving at The Women's College
at about 1630.
Cost and Booking:
Cost per person AUD60 (min. 20 passengers) Please register and pay
at the Conference registration.