Dr David Roberts was re-elected as Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Heritage Futures Research Centre held in Armidale on 24 August 2011. Dr Andrew Piper and Dr Pam Watson were elected as members of the coordinating committee.
Two of the key strengths of the HFRC lie in its multidisciplinary approach, along with the way it integrates people such as myself who are presently outside the normal groves of academe with the academics. This is potentially very powerful.
One side effect is the way in which a number of us have become involved as a resource for students for particular courses, something I mentioned in my own context in UNE's HINQ101 The Historian.
Like so many parts of the Australian higher education system, the Centre went through a period of drift because it was just so difficult to maintain continuity at a time of constant chops and changes. However, supported by the dedication of a few, HFRC is now gaining real strength.
I wish David and his core colleagues every continuing success.