Virtual lecture by Andrew Parsons
1.30 pm, Sunday, 26th July, 2020, by Zoom webinar, contact details to follow later.
“Map Spam: (yet more of) Launceston Revealed”
The Annual QVMAG Staff Lecture by Andrew Parsons, Esq.
ONLINE WEBINAR – SUNDAY 26TH JULY AT 1.30 PM.
Royal Society members will be invited by email to register to attend this webinar. This will allow you to engage in the online Questions and Answers session following the lecture.
The lecture will be recorded.
Andrew’s talk will be image-rich and divided into four themes: (1) books and the film that inspired the creation of Launceston Revealed;
(2) a review of the book’s contents; (3) the images that didn’t make the cut and those that might be included in a possible future edition;
and (4) a call to arms: what viewers can do to help preserve Launceston’s spatial history.
Andrew Parsons has worked at the Australian Maritime College and the University of Tasmania libraries in both Launceston and Hobart,
and managed UTAS Library’s special and rare books’ collections in Hobart. As part of this role he served as Honorary Librarian to the
Royal Society of Tasmania. In 2013 he commenced as Library Coordinator with QVMAG, during which time the QVMAG Library’s
rare book collections have undergone significant development.
Andrew is the Honorary Librarian to the Northern Branch of the Royal Society of Tasmania.