April Members’ Meeting

Friday 1 April 7.30 pm

Peter Donovan

History in Glass: The men and images of South Australian war memorial windows

This general meeting will be preceded by the brief Annual General Meeting.

Peter Donovan, BA (Hons), MA, Hon D.Lit, studied history at the University of New England, and Flinders University of South Australia, and taught history at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and at Flinders University. He later studied International Architectural Conservation, in Rome. Peter established his history consultancy in 1980, with core businesses being commissioned histories, oral history and heritage assessments. Projects have been undertaken in all states and territories for clients that have come from all levels of government, and small and large organisations including major national companies throughout Australia.

North Adelaide Baptist Church

A significant heritage project resulted in an inventory of stained and painted glass windows in South Australia. An aspect of this project involved attendance at a workshop in Canada on the conservation of stained glass windows. Two books on the history of stained and painted glass flowed from the project.

Peter has also written two books on World War I, and another on a World War II Army unit with links to a World War I unit. He was asked to provide presentations on the Gallipoli campaign aboard the Celebrity Constellation which anchored off Anzac Cove on 25 April 2015.