Previous Speakers and Lecture Topics
Since 2004 the Geoffrey Bolton Lecture series has lifted the profile of archives, record keeping and history in Australia, and promotes debate about the use and interpretation of archives, in what is now a nationally important forum.
2017 Emeritus Professor Stuart Macintyre AO (From Bolshevism to Populism: Australia in a century of Global Transformation) PDF (281KB) and Podcast via ABC Radio National's Big Ideas website.
2016 Commissioner Andrew Murray (Children in need: why records are central to identity and justice) PDF (449KB) and Podcast via ABC Radio National's Big Ideas website.
2015 Mr Kim Williams AM (Cultural Futures in an Age of Digital Disruption) PDF (333KB) and Podcast via ABC Radio National's Big Ideas website.
2014 Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson AO ('Here is their Spirit' - the Anzac Centenary and the generation that gave a nation its story) PDF (476KB) and Podcast via ABC Radio National's Big Ideas website
2013 Professor Marcia Langton AM (The Resonance of History: archives, past decisions and Indigenous disadvantage) Podcast via ABC Radio National's Big Ideas website
2011 Professor Alan Robson AM (A campus in the community: archiving a century of service from The University of Western Australia) PDF
2009 Professor Lyn Beazley AO (The Evolution of Scientific Records and Challenges in the Digital Universe) Podcast
2007 Robyn Williams AM (Our Final Century?) Podcast
2006 Professor Peter Edwards AM (Manufacturing memory: History, archives and the history wars) PDF
2005 Professor Henry Reynolds (The Whole World is Watching: International themes in the history of Aboriginal policy in Western Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries)
2004 Hon. Dr Geoffrey Gallop AC (The use and interpretation of archives: taking ourselves seriously)