Exhibition Opening - Marriage: Love and Law

Event Name
Exhibition Opening - Marriage: Love and Law
13 February 2020
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Parramatta South Campus

Address (Room): The Female Orphan School, The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere


Please join the Whitlam Institute for the opening of Marriage: Love and law, a touring exhibition of NSW State Archives & Records. Marriage: Love and Law explores the laws, beliefs and social attitudes that have shaped and reshaped marriage in Australia over three centuries. Stories of marriage are told through case studies of people, places and events—including the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer. Letters, Acts of Parliament, convict records, court documents, photographs, films, plans and reports sourced from the State Archives Collection will be on display, many for the first time. The opening of the exhibition will feature distinguished speakers, including former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Elizabeth Evatt AC and NSW State Archives Senior Curator, Dr Penelope Stannard. Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but registration is essential.

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG is unfortunately no longer able to join us for this event. However, we hope to have Mr Kirby join us to share his viewpoint on this exhibition at an upcoming event.

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Speakers: Elizabeth Evatt AC and Dr Penelope Stannard

Web page: https://www.whitlam.org/events/2020/2/13/exhibition-opening-marriage-love-and-law

Name: Whitlam Institute


Phone: (02) 9685 9210

School / Department: Whitlam Institute