CHAIRMAN of Gawler History Team, Brian Thom is thrilled will deliver an address at a meeting on November 1.
Pauline is the great grand-daughter of Dr Richard Schomburgk, the second director of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens between 1865 and 1891, who lived in Gawler and had a major influence on the town's landscape.
A lot of the credit for great ambience created by the magnificent stand of Moreton Bay fig trees along Julian Terrace and in Apex Park belongs to Schomburgk.
With a BA, Diploma of Social Studies, and a PhD from the University of Adelaide, as well as a Diploma in Social and Public Administration from Oxford University, Pauline is well credentialed.
Her PhD thesis was entitled 'Dr Richard Schomburgk and Adelaide Botanic Garden 1865 -1891.'
As a working professional historian, Pauline has undertaken commissioned histories of the town of Thebarton, the Australian Barley Board and Helping Hand Aged Care, as well as heritage and garden history reports co-authored with colleagues, from architecture and landscape architecture.
Pauline is currently Visiting Research Fellow in History and Politics, President of Adelaide University's History of Science Ideas and Technology Group (SA), convenor of the German Heritage Research Group, and involved in Parkinson and Carer Support.
Mr Thom said that many in Gawler heard her speak at the Gawler Sport and Community Centre a few years ago, and the team is delighted that she has accepted an invitation to address the group.
Members of the public are invited to attend what should be a most enthralling lecture, at 7.15pm on Thursday, November 1, at St George's Anglican Church Hall, 24 Cowan Street, Gawler.
To attend or for further details, please advise by email to email@example.com and/or ring Brian on 0412 015 990.