Speakers & presentations
We have a number of PowerPoint presentations which can be shown for local schools, organisations and groups. These presentations are about the Borough of Granville and the history of the people, places, religion, commerce, sport and other topics relating to the district.
Book a Speaker or order a Presentation by contacting us here or completing a booking form.
"From Forest to Factory"
The Lady Bushranger - Jessie Hickman
The story of Elizabeth Jessie Hickman who was born in Burraga NSW, after joining the circus, her life turned to crime after her common law husband died, she turned to a life of crime in the Granville & Guildfords area, serving time in gaol for her crimes she fled to the mountains. Approximatley one hour. Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM
The story of Parramatta River and its tributaries, Duck River, Duck Creek, Abeckett's Creek, Clay Cliff Creek, Toongabbie Creek, the businesses, the people and their history. Aproximately one hour. Speakers Barry Bullivant OAM
Down Memory Lane
A presentation of photographs that takes you to the 1940's do you remember the good old days, remember the out back toilet, the clothes prop man and the rabbitto, lasts about one hour. Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM
Tale of a Dignified Profession
A presentation the tells the story of some of the history of the funeral industry, photos of early Parramatta undertakers, cemeteries and monumental stone masons Approximately one hour Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM.
The Aboriginal Contribution to Australia
A story tracing the early tribal traditions, customs, paintings, the struggle to have their contribution recognised for living and sharing Australian values form the early colonial settlement to the present day Approximately on hour Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM.
A Journey with David Lennox-First Master Bridge Builder to Australia
A tale of the master stone mason and bridge builder from his life in Scotland, England and Wales, his life in Australia, his work in Parramatta, NSW and Victoria. Approximately on hour. Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM.
A Walk on the North Side
A tour of the buildings and history in North Granville, covering Rosehill, Harris Park, photos and stories of the people who settled this area. Approximately one hour. Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM.
Parramatta The Cradle City.
Cover the first ten governors who lived in Old Government House, a tour of the Park, the Female Factory Precinct, walking through the history of Early Parramatta. Approximately one hour. Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM.
History of the Granville Historical Society.
The story of the society and the work of members over the 25 years since the societies inception in 1988. Approximately one hour. Speaker Barry Bullivant OAM.
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