The next meeting of the Society will be held at the Archives and Research Centre in Mittagong.
DATE: Thursday 27th April 2017 at 2.00pm
SPEAKER: Dr Peta Seaton:
From the Bear Pit to the Trenches - Still Digging in Ancient Jordan
From 1996 to 2007 Peta Seaton was a Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly representing the Southern Highlands. In between political and family life she has been a member of the University of Sydney Pella Excavation project in Jordan since 1979. She specialises in the period between 4500-3500 BC, when Chalcolithic communities in the Levant began the earliest forms of urban and intensive agro-industrial life. She will discuss her doctoral work at Teleilat Ghassul in Southern Jordan, life on a the Pella dig, and the wonderful people and places of Jordan.
Peta runs her own strategic policy and business consultancy. She is the Chair of Australian Hearing, an Associate Director of the BDCU Alliance Bank and has been a non-executive director of the Bradman Foundation and CARE Australia.
Members and visitors welcome
Afternoon Tea will be served after the meeting - gold coin donation please.