Narratives of Nations, the Fund's inaugural symposium, Canberra 2017.
The Fund was honoured and delighted to have the company of Dr Curtis Sandberg, as our keynote speaker. He is Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History and Senior Vice President of Educational Resources under the aegis of the White House Historical Association. Other guest speakers included eminent authors of our new book seen here taking questions from the audience.
Later in the afternoon, we welcomed His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, State Governor of South Australia to officially launch the new book Collecting for the Nation - The Australiana Fund.
Seen (below left) with Chairman Donald McDonald AC and (below right) with Deputy Chair, Jennifer Sanders, Editor of the book
Members Annual General Meeting, Sydney 2015
Members and guests enjoyed a variety of views of Sydney Harbour this year, starting from Admiralty House. The Annual General Meeting was genersously hosted by His Excellency the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove and was attended by Mrs Margie Abbott.
The Australian National Maritime Museum hosted us for the final day with a welcome by the Director and an opportunity to enjoy the exciting collection of vessels, artefacts and exhibition spaces that reflect the history and contemporary maritime experiences of all Australians.
Members Annual General Meeting, Canberra 2013
Members of The Australiana Fund enjoyed a wonderful weekend of fundraising events in Canberra this year as part of the Centenary of Canberra celebrations starting with an exclusive preview of Australia Revealed- decorative arts from The Australiana Fund, an exhibition curated and hosted by the Canberra Museum and Gallery and officially opened by Mrs Tamara Fraser AO, Founder of The Australiana Fund.