Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Diana Warnock, a former newspaper and radio journalist, went into politics at the age of 52 when she was elected as the State member of Parliament for Perth in 1993.

Before entering politics, Diana was an activist for about 30 years for women’s rights and for minorities, and always belonged to many community and voluntary groups, both locally in Perth and nationally. She grew up in the Eastern Goldfields—between Menzies and Leonora—but lived most of her adult life in the city of Perth. Her late husband Bill Warnock, an Irish-Scot, grew up in a Glasgow slum and migrated to Australia in his teens. They both graduated in arts from UWA.

Come along to the Friends of the Library's first talk for 2020 to hear Diana Warnock on "Why politics?"

Tuesday, 10th March 2020

Doors open 7:00pm - Talk commences at 7:30pm

Cost: $5 donation (Free for Friends of the Library Members)

Venue: UWA - Reid Library Ground Floor, Hemsley Suite

Kathryn Maingard on [email protected] or 08 6488 2356

Pre-talk Special Collections viewings
Special Collections will be open for Friends from 6.30pm prior to the talk to view the foyer display and objects from the collection in May, June, July, August and November 2020.

The Committee invites members to nominate and join the Committee in 2020. Please contact Kathryn Maingard (email [email protected] or by phone 6488 2356) if you are interested in joining the Committee.

Future events

Date Speaker Topic
14 April Gordon Freegard “Italians in Pickering Brook”
12 May Mike Donaldson “Australia’s Rock Art Heritage”
9 June Lyn Schwan Cambodia
14 July Antoine Bloemen “Have a dream and follow the dream”
11 August Suzanne Wijsman Introducing the Barcelona Haggadah
8 September Robert Guthrie “Assistance for Victims of Crime”
13 October Sue Boyd “Not Always Diplomatic”
10 November

David Kennedy

“East of Jordan”: Western ravellers to Petra and the Jordian Decapolis in the 19th Century

Media references

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