New guide for collecting cultural material released

A new guide prepared by the Ministry for the Arts for public museums and galleries outlines the legal and international obligations when purchasing or borrowing cultural works.

The Australian Best Practice Guide to Collecting Cultural Material will assist museums, galleries, libraries and archives to navigate the complex ethical and legal requirements of acquiring works by incorporating national and international guidelines into a single document. Continue reading

Frederick Meredith and Mary Kirk connection

We know that Frederick Meredith had nine children from five relations, Historian Cathy Dunn recently with her research for “HMS Sirius: Her Final Voyage” discovered in fact that Frederick Meredith was not aboard HMS Sirius for the voyage to Norfolk Island in March 1790, but remain at the South Head outpost with members of the crew.

Frederick’s third relationship was with Mary Kirk, Convict, Royal Admiral 1792. Cathy has been researching all the people of the Royal Admiral 1792 for over 25 years and completed two publications just on the Royal Admiral 1792. Continue reading