Professor Paul Ashton

History Week (6-14 September 2014) is a time to see, hear, learn and absorb what has come before – and why it is still important to us today. The history of Centennial Park is a fascinating story, and you are invited to take a walk and hear history come to life!

We recently released The People’s Park: Centennial Park A History, the authoritative history of Australia’s most important public park. We’re now giving you the opportunity to experience the Park’s history come alive with a fabulous walking tour with the books author, Professor Paul Ashton.

Professor Ashton is Professor of Public History at UTS, and Co-Director of both the Australian Centre for Public History and the Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy. Through his work he has become a living repository of tales and stories about the history of Centennial Park.

Tour details

The tour details are as follows:

  • Date: Saturday 13 September 2014
  • Times: 9.30 am–11.30 am
  • Meeting Point/Venue: Paddington Gates, Centennial Park.
  • Cost: $25 (includes morning tea)
  • Booking: Buy your tickets online

As an exclusive History Week tour bonus, if you book online you will have the chance to also purchase your own copy of The People’s Park: Centennial Park A History for just $25 (that’s less than you’ll pay for it in the shops!).

Centennial Park A History is available from the Parklands, or your favourite bookshop now

Centennial Park A History is available from the Parklands, or your favourite bookshop now

 


Buy The People’s Park: Centennial Park A History today. Buy now.

 

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