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18Jun

The Visit of the Grand Duke Ferdinand

18/06/2018 (5:30pm - 10:00pm)

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Organiser Details
Organisation:
Australian Decorative and Fine Arts (ADFAS)
Venue:
Wesley Hall Dubbo
Address:
64 Church St, Dubbo NSW 2830
Contact person:
Yvette Aubusson-Foley
Email:
dubbo@adfas.org.au
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The Visit of the Grand Duke Ferdinand

The much-maligned and often misrepresented Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, heir to the Hapsburg empire of Austria-Hungary, came to NSW as part of a world tour in 1893. The tour was ostensibly a fact-finding tour, but it was really intended to benefit the health of the Archduke who suffered from tuberculosis.

Franz Ferdinand was a passionate collector who assembled an eclectic range of items during his tour, during which he kept extensive diaries revealing much about his enigmatic personality. Franz Ferdinand was extremely positive about his experiences in NSW and regretted that he had extended his stay in India at the expense of his Australian visit.

Find out about Archdukes tragic family background, where he went during his visit to Sydney, what Sydney looked like at the time and whom he met. He also made two excursions to the country to go on hunting expeditions to the Narromine and Nyngan areas, and to Moss Vale.

VENUE AND TIME OF LECTURES
All lectures are held at 6:00 pm at Wesley Church Hall, Church Street, Dubbo and are free to Dubbo financial members. Refreshments will be served before the lecture.

GUESTS
Guests are welcome. A fee of $20 per lecture applies.
The fee for members of other ADFAS Societies is $5. Memberships are transferable, however, guests using the membership of a Dubbo ADFAS Member will be required to pay $5.00

MEMBERSHIP
Annual Subscription $130
ALL MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES
Please contact the Chairman Phyllis Carthy,
or visit our website www.adfas.org.au

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