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Marriage: Love and Law

Published 9th January, 2020 in Community Event, Exhibition and Shows
  • Location

    Whitlam Institute

    Corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive Margaret Whitlam Galleries, The Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus,
    Rydalmere NSW 2116

  • Date

    14th February 2020 to 24th April 2020

  • Time

    10:00am to 4:00pm

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Marriage: Love and Law explores the laws, beliefs and social attitudes that have shaped 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.

For Marriage: Love and Law, NSW State Archives has commissioned works by four of Australia’s most exciting visual artists. Specially commissioned pieces by writers Tara Moss, Kiera Lindsey and Judith MacCallum, and baritone Simon Lobelson—who performs of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s 1810 proclamation encouraging lawful marriage - contribute to the colour and variety of perspectives that make up the marriage history narrative.

Event Location

Whitlam Institute
Corner Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive Margaret Whitlam Galleries, The Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus,
Rydalmere NSW 2116

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Published 9th January, 2020 in Community Event, Exhibition and Shows
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