Friday 23 April 2010

Historic Towns Excursion

Friday afternoon 23 April 2010, 1.45-5pm

Delegates can choose which guide fits most with their particular interest.

Historic Town Excursion tour guides:

Group 1- Tour Guide Elizabeth Vines – Liz, a heritage architect, will interpret the town through her eyes as the heritage advisor in Broken Hill over the last 25 years. She will focus on the achievements of the advisory service, as well as describing generally the historical development of the town.

Group 2- Tour Guide Peter Oldsen – Peter is Group Manager Sustainability, Broken Hill City Council and as the Council officer in charge of the Broken Hill Heritage Program, Peter will highlight council initiatives, and like Liz, focus on the achievements of the advisory service, as well as describing generally the historical development of the town.

Group 3- Tour Guide David Grybowski – David first encountered Broken Hill as a geology student at the University of Toronto in 1978. Today, he is a petroleum geologist with Santos but has a fascination and interest in all things Broken Hill since his first visit in 1983. He is familiar with the development of the mines from Rasp’s discovery to the present day and their impact on the physical expansion of the city. David is also husband to Liz Vines and has some knowledge of the heritage program from numerous discussions and additional visits to Broken Hill. He has assisted with Liz’s publication, Broken Hill – A Guide to the Silver City.