Discover SLM: Talk Series

Join Sydney Living Museums’ curatorial team as they take you behind-the-scenes and discuss their current research in this free online talk series.

Each week a different curator will tackle subjects ranging from architecture to cookery. 


Coming up:

Perfectly pukka - the colonial bungalow, with Dr Scott Hill

With its deep, shaded verandahs and high-pitched roof, Elizabeth Farm is often described as a ‘colonial bungalow’ – but what exactly does this mean? In this talk we explore the origins of the bungalow, a name that was Anglo-Indian in origin and which by the mid-19th century was being used to describe houses in colonial settings around the world, including New South Wales – including one that can truly be called an Anglo-Indian bungalow. Its all perfectly pukka!   

Tuesday 26 October, 4pm–4.30pm
Free online via zoom link below

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Upcoming talk schedule

Tuesday 26 October, 4pm-4.30pm
Perfectly pukka - the colonial bungalow with Dr Scott Hill

Tuesday 2 November, 4pm-4.30pm
First Fleet fare - food and hunger in the early Sydney colony with Dr Jacqui Newling  

Tuesday 9 November, 4pm-4.30pm
A potted history of Wunderlich's garden ornament, 1920-50 with Michael Lech

Previous talks - now available on You Tube

The wayward prince of Braganza with Dr Scott Hill

Marked objects: Hyde Park Barracks archaeology with Carlin De Montfort

Music in our houses with Matthew Stephens

The Burdekin House columns with Michael Lech

The Mythology of the Grand Tour with David White

Cooking with Rose Seidler with Dr Jacqui Newling

Lodgers, bookmakers, and unofficial guests with Anna Cossu

Masks again compulsory - 1919 flu pandemic with Jane Kelso

A sea of beige: colour in the Australian home with Michael Lech

Shady Ladies: women the 1920s Underworld with Nerida Campbell


Free online talks: every Tuesday 4pm

When & Where

Tuesday 26 October 2021 4PM–4.30PM
Tuesday 2 November 2021 4PM–4.30PM
Tuesday 9 November 2021 4PM–4.30PM

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