American Civil War Roundtable of Australia - NSW Chapter
2006 Conference Program:

The Chapter’s full-day Conference, scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Gordon Club, Chatswood, is to have the theme:


Consistent with this theme, the Conference program has been prepared and is presented below. The speakers for the various presentations have now been finalised with Dr Frances Clarke, Lecturer in American History at the University of Sydney and Dr Angus Curry, La Trobe University, having accepted invitations to address the conference.

The program is as follows:

8:45 – 9:15 am: Conference Registration
9:15 – 9:30 am: Opening Remarks - Stephen T Smith, United States Consul General
9:30 – 10:15 am: Presentation: Setting the Scene - The Last Days of the Army of Northern Virginia – Paul Spencer (South Australia)
10:15 – 11:00 am: Presentation: The Surrenders – John Cook

11:00 – 11:30 am: MORNING TEA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Presentation: The Lincoln Assassination and Its Aftermath Dr Angus Curry (La Trobe University, Victoria)

12:30 – 1:30 pm: LUNCH

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Keynote Address: Wounded Veterans and the Shifting Meanings of the Civil War - Dr Frances Clarke (University of
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Presentation: The Politics and Practice of Reconstruction – Bruce Dennett, History Teacher, Baulkham Hills High School
and former Recipient of the Premier’s American Travelling Scholarship
3:30 – 4:15 pm: Video Presentation: The Emergence of the “Lost Cause” Mythology - featuring Dr Gary Gallagher (University of Virginia)
4:15 – 4:45 pm: Presentation: Appomattox Courthouse: The Finale – Paul Kensey
4 :45 – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

In lieu of an afternoon tea break it is proposed that tea/coffee/OJ be available to Conference
participants “on tap”.


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