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Programme for the 3rd Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference
Sunday 22 - Monday 23 November 2009

SUNDAY 22 November 2009


Registration in the Foyer

7:30pm Meet and Greet Function in Common Room

MONDAY 23 November 2009

8.00am - 5.00pm

Registration in the Foyer

9:00 Plenary Session in the Common Room
Chairman: Rob Wilkinson
Welcome and Official Opening
The Mayor of Dunedin Mr Peter Chin
Opening Address by Sir Neil Cossons
" Does the Engineering Heritage Matter"


MORNING TEA in the Dining Room

10.30am Stream 1 in the Common RoomStream 2 in the Lecture Room
Chairman: Miles PierceChairman: Bruce Cole
The Prime Movers of Historical Change
Robert McWilliam
Refrigeration - Underpinning the New Zealand Economy for over 125 years
Andrew Cleland
Engineering Archive - Preservation and Prospect
Peter Lowe
Preservation by Operation
John Porter
  From the Corporate Dump to a National Resource
Tony Silke


LUNCH in the Dining Room

1.10-1.25pm Unveiling of Plaque Commemorating the contribution that Refrigeration has made to New Zealand
1.30pm Stream 1 in the Common RoomStream 2 in the Lecture Room
Chairman: John La Roche Chairman: Keith Baker
Telling Engineering Heritage Stories
Paul Mahoney
There's Naught to Fear for the Port of Oamaru
Gavin McLean
Telling Engineering Stories - case study
Tom Williamson
History of Auckland Wastewater and the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant John Fitzmaurice
The Engineering of "Engineering a City"
Richard Venus
Queensland's Timber and Iron Lighthouses: 19th Century Colonial Innovation
Peter Marquis-Kyle


AFTERNOON TEA in the Dining Room

3.30 - 5.30pm Stream 1 in the Common RoomStream 2 in the Lecture Room
Chairman: Noel HanhamChairman: Rob Aspden
The Engineer as Landscaper and Cultural Warrior
David Dolan
The History of High Voltage Direct Current Transmission
Owen Peake
Archaeology and the Industrial Landscape: 21st Century Adaptive Redevelopment Confronts 19th Century Industrial Heritage
Peter Holmes
Early Electrical Supply in Melbourne
Miles Pierce
The Otago Central Rail Trail: Preservation of Heritage Sites through the Development for Tourist Use
Owen Graham
Gas Engines in Victorian Industry: 1870 to 1950
Mathew Churchward

7.00 - 8.30pm

"Preserving the genius of engineering"
by Sir Neil Cossons
in conjunction with
the presentation of the David Cox Memorial Awards by the NZ Historic Places Trust.
Hutton Theatre - Otago Museum

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